Look at all your bedrooms.
Look at all your bathrooms
Look at the floor in each room
Look at the stairs you use both inside and outside your home.
Look at your kitchen and eating areas
Each year, thousands of older Americans fall at home. Many of them are seriously injured, and some are disabled. In 1996, more than 8,500 people over age 65 died because of falls.
Falls are often due to hazards that are easy to overlook but easy to fix. Click or tap on the rooms in the house graphic above to see hazards that can be found in each room of your home. For each hazard, suggestions are given for simple ways to remedy the problem. Additionally, More Ways to Prevent Falls & More Safety Tips provide additional tips for preventing falls.