Most people consider their homes as their safest haven. It is a place to relax and unwind after a long day. Home is where you make memories with your loved ones and where you can always count on feeling comfortable and secure.
However, recent studies show that millions of people are injured in accidents inside their homes every year. According to the National Safety Council, there are more than 10 million accidents that occur in the home each year. Here is a look at some of the most common accidents that occur in the home, as well as ways to prevent them from happening.
Each year, countless people suffer injuries from falls in their own homes. In fact, falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States.
Hundreds of thousands of people are treated in the emergency room every year for accidental cuts. According to statistics, the majority of cuts and puncture wounds happen at home.
Burns are a common occurrence in the home, with an estimated 2.4 million people treated for burn injuries each year in the United States. The most common type of burn is a scald, which can be caused by hot liquids or steam. However, burns can also be caused by contact with flame, electricity, chemicals, or the sun. Although most burns are not life-threatening, they can cause long-term damage if not treated properly.
It is important to take the necessary steps to make your home as safe as possible. The key to making sure you stay accident-free at home is taking preventative steps and using common sense when navigating through your house.
If you have recently experienced an accident at home, we can help with the treatment. Call us today at Maplewood Sauk Prairie Health & Rehabilitation Center and book a consultation.