Key Takeaways

  • Common household hazards can lead to preventable falls.

  • Removing clutter and throw rugs, having good lighting throughout the home, and storing commonly used items within reach are a few of the easy ways to keep safe at home.

  • Print and share this falls prevention tip sheet with your loved ones and their caregivers.

Common household hazards lead to thousands of falls among older adults every year. A few simple steps can help. And it's a great idea to get a home assessment from an occupational or physical therapist to find out even more about living safely.

View and share this tipsheet on 5 easy ways to reduce your risk of falls at home.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90FPSG0051 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.