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Preventing Indoor Trip Hazards

Approximately sixty percent of falls happen inside the home. Trips and falls are often the result of environmental factors that can easily be fixed. Scatter rugs, clutter, poor lighting and lack of grab bars in the bathroom are some of the more common hazards leading to indoor falls. The good news is that ninety percent of falls that happen indoors can be prevented simply by modifying the home environment.

  • Take the following quiz to see how safe your home is at preventing trips and falls:
  • Have you ever wondered what to do in case you do fall? Here is a quick tip sheet to show you what you need to do.