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Fall Prevention in the Home


Stairs and Steps:

  • Fix loose or uneven steps

  • Remove shoes, papers, books, and other objects from the stairs

  • Install a light switch at the top and bottom of stairs

  • Remove carpet and install non-slip treads to stairs

  • Install or repair handrails on stairs

Floors:

  • Arrange furniture to create a clear path through the home

  • Remove rugs, or use non-slip backings so they do not slip

  • Move papers, shoes, books, and other objects from the floor

  • Tape down any cords or wires that may be in your path

Kitchen:

  • Keep things you use often on a lower shelf

  • Use a step stool with a handlebar to reach things on higher shelves

Bedrooms:

  • Place a lamp near the bed within easy reach

  • Place nightlights throughout your home to illuminate your path at night

Bathroom:

  • Place a non-slip mat or shower strips in your tub or shower

  • Place grab bars by the toilet and tub or shower if needed


Checklist adapted from the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control