These fall safety tips can help your loved ones
remain safe at home for as long as possible. Some
fall prevention improvements can be made easily.
Others may require the help of a professional.
- Clear hallways and
stairways of clutter. Make sure that there is a
wide, clear pathway from the bed to the
- Remove all extension
cords or wires that may obstruct pathways.
- Remove scatter rugs or
secure them to the existing floor.
- Remove thick carpeting
if a walker or wheelchair is being utilized.
- Remove debris and
obstacles from outdoor walkways. Install hand
rails on steps or uneven paths.
- Widen doorways and
build ramps if someone in the home is using a
- Make sure that daily housekeeping chores,
such as cleaning up spills or removing clutter
can be maintained.
Read all the Home Safety Checklists: Fall
Prevention, Lighting, Bathrooms, Kitchen,
Telephones, Building, Medications, Fire Protection,
Source: Genworth Financial