There are ways to prepare your home to reduce the risk of falling.

  • Always use the banister going up or down stairs. If you don’t have a banister, get one installed. Make sure the stairs are well-lit.

  • Keep rooms free of clutter, especially on floors.

  • If you have rugs, make sure they are flat so that you can’t trip on the edge. Put a skid-proof back under them so they don’t slide.

  • Make sure everything you need is at eye level or lower so that you don’t have to reach.

  • Put grab bars on bathroom walls near tub, shower, and toilet.

  • Use a nonskid bath mat in the shower or tub.