Fall-proofing homes helps prevent injuries

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A simple handrail in the shower prevents injuries.

Published: November, 2014

Simple changes in the home reduce the number of falls people experience, according to a study in The Lancet. The modifications included handrails on staircases, grab bars and slip-resistant mats for bathrooms, outside lighting, and slip-resistant surfacing for outside decks and porches.

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