Falls are the leading cause of injury and injury death for people 65 and older. Trips and falls may be caused by a number of potential hazards, including clutter, rugs, furniture, and extension cords. You can reduce the risk of falling by conducting a simple home assessment. Use the checklist in the PDF to identify possible safety problems in your home and then take action to fix the problems. Start by going room to room, and place a mark in the appropriate box. When done, go back over the checklist and identify three things you can do to make your home safer. List those items in the bottom section of the checklist and take action to create a healthier and safer home. Continue to work on improving the safety of all areas of your home. The goal is for there to be no marks in the “no” column of the checklist.
Status and Revision History
Published with Minor Revisions on Jan 01, 2014
Published with Full Review on Dec 10, 2019
Published with Full Review on Jun 30, 2021
Published with Full Review on Feb 16, 2023