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Find a certified aging-in-place specialist in your area with this tool developed by AARP and the National Association of Home Builders.

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Preventing Falls at Home

If you havenít fallen at home, youíre lucky. Half of all falls occur there during routine, daily living, and up to half of these result from poor home design. Your risk, obviously, increases with age. Weaker muscles, poorer eyesight, or medication that causes dizziness all contribute to your chances of falling down. Older adults amplify these risks when they fail to use handrails, reach for objects overhead, or use stepstools and ladders.

Half of all falls occur at home during routine, daily living, and up to a half of these result from poor home design.
Facts about Hospice

What can you do to prevent falls? Consider these safety improvements around the house. Use the list as you inspect each room and the outside of your home.

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