You certainly do not want to fall and risk an injury.
Most serious falls occur in and around the home, and can be life-changing. To help maintain your independence, it’s important to understand the ways you can protect yourself from falls. Some simple precautions can ensure safety and reduce your risk of falling at home. Have you done a safety check in your own home recently? This brochure will help you understand what to do to help prevent falls around your home, empowering you to live independently as long as possible. Several organizations can assist you in learning about falls prevention in your home, such as your local Area Agency on Aging, Aging and Disability Resource Center and Title VI Native American aging program. Contact the Eldercare Locator at 800.677.1116 or http://www.eldercare.gov to identify these resources in your area.