Are You Setting Yourself Up for a Fall?

Have you ever tripped while walking down the stairs?  Slipped on a rug?  It may seem silly, but falls are nothing to take lightly.  Here are some easy tips to help fall-proof your home:

  • Keep electrical cords out of walking paths.
  • Securely fasten carpet, rugs and carpet runners to the floor.
  • Keep walkaways and stairways free of clutter.
  • Use non-slip mats in the bathtub or shower.
  • Make sure you have enough lighting in each room, at entrances, and on outdoor walkways.  Use light bulbs that have the highest wattage recommended for the fixture.

-Sources:  National Institutes of Health; Mayo Clinic