Falls are often due to hazards that are easy to overlook but easy to fix. This checklist will help you find and fix those hazards in your home. This checklist asks about hazards found in each room of your home. For each hazard, the checklist tells you how to fix the problem. At the end of the checklist, you’ll find other tips for preventing falls.
Falls are the main reason why older people lose their independence. Are you at risk?
Many falls can be prevented. By making some changes, you can lower your chances of falling. Exercise to improve your balance and strength, have your health care provider review your medicines, have your vision checked, and make your home safer.