Normal aging can make the likelihood of a fall in the home increase. That one fall can have a ripple effect on how independent a person can continue to be and how much they need help from family members. While there is professional in-home care to help too, the best case scenario is to not fall in the first place.
By making a few simple changes you can save your loved one (and possibly you too) some time and money. If you have a loved one who is still enjoying living in their own home, see if you can implement any of these little changes to make them that much safer:
Making a home safe for a senior doesn’t have to be expensive or require a huge toolbox. Little fixes here and there to brighten and declutter can go a long way to reducing fall risks in the home.
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