Beware of floor throw rugs

If you are at risk for falling down due to imbalance remove floor loose, unsecured rugs and damaged carpets with curled edges that may contribute to falls.

Imbalance leads to a slip, stumble, trip, loss of footing or falls involving carpet, runners or scatter rugs.

Remove any clutter, if possible from your usual walking path at home and keep these areas well lit. Potentially severe injuries are often caused by falls associated with rugs and carpets.

Patients undergoing cancer treatment are more at risk for osteoporosis and bones weakened from metastatic cancer can break or fracture. Extreme care needs to be taken not to trip or fall.

If you fall, let your medical team and your caregivers know. They might need to check you for injuries.

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Betty Whitehurst

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