Making Your Home Safe

Home accidents are the number-one cause of injuries in older adults. With some planning, you can prevent most home accidents. The following tips can help you identify potential hazards and take steps to fix them before an accident happens.

Additionally, walk through each room in your home using this checklist to discover what you can do to make your house safer.

Preventing Falls and Injury

Taking Care of Yourself

Getting In and Out of Bed

Fall-Proofing Your Home


Clinical review by Chris Fordyce, MD
Group Health
Reviewed 02/15/2012