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Click here to find the remaining hazards Each year, thousands of older Americans fall at home. Many of them are seriously injured, and some are disabled. Remember, it's much easier to prevent a fall than it can be to recover from it. Print Summary
Remove the rugs or use double-sided tape or a non-slip backing so the rugs won't slip.
Organize your cabinets, keeping things you use often on the lower shelves, about waist high.
Keep emergency numbers in large print near each phone.
Place a lamp close to the bed where it is easy to reach.
Keep flash lights handy in the event of a power outage.
Make sure you have a clear path around furniture.
Coil or tape cord and wires next to the wall so you can't trip over them.
Remove the rugs or use double-sided tape or a non-slip backing so the rugs won't slip.
Make sure papers and magazines are discarded after use.
Coil or tape cord and wires next to the wall so you can't trip over them.
Make sure you have a clear path around furniture.
Have your doctor or pharmacists look at all the medicines you take, even over the counter medicines.
Put in grab bars next to the toilet.
Remove the rugs or use double-sided tape or a non-slip backing so the rugs won't slip.
Put a non-slip rubber mat or self stick strips on the floor of the tub or
Get a new, steady step stool with a bar to hold on to. Never use a chair as a step stool.
Remove the rugs or use double-sided tape or a non-slip backing so the rugs won't slip.
Pick up shoes or other clutter from the floor.
Fix loose or uneven steps. Make sure handrails are secured on both sides of the stairs and are as long as the stairs. Make sure carpet is firmly attached.
Have a handyman or electrician put in a light switch at the top and bottom of the stairs.
Avoid using patterned or deep pile carpeting. Solid colors show the edges of the steps more clearly.
Put in a night-light so you can see where you are walking.
Put grab bars inside the tub of shower.
A mounted or suction liquid soap dispenser on the bathtub/shower all may reduce the risk of falling while reaching.

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