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If someone is at risk for falls, is it better to have carpet or is that awful for wheelchairs and walkers?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No carpets: Carpets and rugs trip many elderly resulting in fractures and lacerations or even concussions. Rugs may be hard to move but make sure they use a walker in the home. Take the rugs out if you can. Rethink small pets like dogs and cats as they cause a lot of falls as well.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: Carpet is much harder to use asisstance devices on.

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Last updated Jun 27, 2012

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