Falls are a leading cause of injury death among older Americans. Reducing the amount of trip hazards in the home can help prevent falls. Search each room in the home and eliminate or fix floor clutter, loose throw rugs and carpeting, broken floorboards, burned-out or missing light bulbs and lamps, and loose wires and cables. It’s also important to add grab bars and anti-slip mats in bathrooms, and rearrange furniture if it blocks any pathways.
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