I found it quite enlightening when I used my mom’s walker and traveled around her apartment. It gave me a better perspective on how she needs to maneuver and where the fall risks are.

Power cords are like trip wires from Vietnam!  Get them out of the way immediately.  Make sure that the chairs are accessible from the walker.  Are the chairs stable or do they have wheels that could cause a problem?  Are there other fall risks?

Be like a detective on a TV crime show.  Walk the scene and you will be surprised what you discover!  You will be surprised to find that there could be many more trip hazards than you could ever have imagined.  A fall can put a senior out of commission for a long time, due to their increased recovery time needs.

Have any of you discovered hidden fall risks?