Thirty percent of people over the age of 65 will fall each year.
Sixty percent of elderly falls occur in the home. By safe proofing your or your loved ones house, you can help decrease this number. Learn a few easy tips to help "fall proof" a house.
Pick up any throw rugs…. Do not have them anywhere in the house
Have ample space to walk in between furniture
Keep all electrical cords out of the way
Keep all stairways free of clutter
Install hand rails on both sides of the steps
Keep a night light on at all times
Install rails in the bathtub or shower
Place a non skid mat in the shower or bathtub.