Home Fire and Fall Prevention Awareness

Category: Community Health Talk, Older People Activities | Author: Shirley He

A group of 12 people aged over 60+ attended the Home Safety & Fall Prevention Awareness Workshop which was facilitated in Cantonese by Shirley He, Nurse Operations Manager of CHIC. Group discussion and an interaction were encouraged. The causes and awareness of the common types of home accidents including home fire, choking and food poisoning, burns ad scalding and fall were discussed and explained. Accidents occurred in the kitchen, stairs, bathroom, and living room were shared. The importance of having a safe home environment were promoted such as having sufficient light, installation OF smoke alarmed, wearing suitable shoes, be careful with boiling kettle, oil and soup, keep living room free of stuff, tidy and neat, avoid electric wires lying around, keep bathroom clean and dry to avoid tripping over and falls. Audience were encouraged to wear suitable walking shoes, do regular exercise.

Home Fire & Fall Prevention

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