Infographic: 5 Tips to Prevent Falls at Home
You can stay safer at home by following these simple tips.
Each year, more than 1 in 4 older adults fall. Of those falls, 1 in 5 causes serious injury, such as a broken bone, hip fracture or head injury. Slips and falls don’t just affect the elderly—anyone is at risk of falling when they can’t see where they’re going, lose their balance or trip over things in the way.
Although you can’t make your home completely fall-proof, here are five simple steps you can take to make it less likely you or someone you love will fall.
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Date Last Reviewed: June 14, 2018
Editorial Review: Andrea Cohen, Editorial Director, Baldwin Publishing, Inc. Contact Editor
Medical Review: Andrew P. Overman, DPT, MS, COMT, CSCS