BOSTON—Accidents at home rank among the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. The chance of dying because of an accident at home begins rising at age 65 and then jumps significantly—people age 75 and older are almost four times as likely to die in a home accident as people 65–74.
Fortunately, it's possible to prevent most home accidents. A new special health report from Harvard Medical School explains the leading causes of home accidents and how to avoid them.
According to Home Safety for Older Adults, here are the top five ways to stay safe at home:
To continue reading this article, you must login
Subscribe to Harvard Health Online for immediate access to health news and information from Harvard Medical School.