Fall Prevention – The Key to Being Safe at Home

According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of injury death among people over 65.

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In-Home Fall Prevention Tips

It is important that you and your loved ones have a clutter-free and safe environment if you want to prevent in-home falls. Follow these practical steps:

  • Maintain a well-lit home and use night lights in the evening
  • Avoid using ladders and step stools
  • Remove throw rugs and tack down loose carpets
  • Wear shoes with nonskid soles (instead of slippers or sandals)
  • Ensure that your floor is clean of liquids and not waxed
  • Remove loose cords from pathways and keep floors clear
  • Install handrails on both sides of the stairwell
  • Install grab bars and handles near toilets, showers, and bathtubs

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