Is your home as safe as it can be?
Most falls happen at home where we spend most of our time. Fact is that as we get older, items in our home that used to be virtually harmless start to pose a greater risk. Stairs, bathrooms, dimly lit hallways, a little extra clutter around the house – even pets underfoot can be dangerous.
The good news is that most of these possible home safety hazards can be minimized. All it takes is some time and attention – and maybe the assistance of a friend or family member – before an unfortunate accident happens.
Learn how making a few simple changes to your home can reduce your risk of falling.
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Use this interactive checklist from Minnesota Safety Council for a more thorough review of your home.