(CareOne) Seniors are involved in more than 2.3 million accidents in their homes each year. While many seniors prefer to live independently, most homes are poorly designed to meet their needs. Approximately 7,000 adults 65 and older die in such accidents annually. Falls are the number one safety risk for older adults—nearly one third of the senior population falls each year with 70% of falls occurring at home. Older adults need to take extra safety precautions due to physical changes that occur during the aging process such as declining vision, hearing, sense of touch and smell and bone density loss. These factors increase the risk of injury inside the home.