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Simple and inexpensive changes you can make to your home to prevent falls.

How can I make my home safer?

The home is the most common place for older adults to fall.

There are a number of simple and inexpensive changes you can make to your home to reduce the risk of falling.

Top eight things you can do:

  • Clear clutter from walkways and stairs
  • Install handrails on both sides of stairs
  • Keep walkways, steps and handrails in good repair
  • Remove carpets or rugs that present a tripping hazard
  • Use only non-slip rugs on the kitchen and bathroom floor, and non-skid mats, decals or abrasive strips in the bathtub and shower
  • Install nightlights in the bedroom, bathroom and hallways
  • Modify your daily activities so that you can reduce the risks of falling in your home
  • Encourage your children to become safety superheroes and learn about fall prevention

Watch the videos below to learn more about home safety:

General home safety

Grab bars

Kitchen

Outdoors

Resources