10 Ways to Prevent Falls at Home

home-slip-fall

Credit: Getty Images

prev 1 of 12 next

Home, safe home

by Carina Storrs

Ah yes, home. The place where you can chill out, relax, unwind—you name it.

But your home can be more hazardous than you think. Nearly 8 million people are injured in falls every year, either in or outside the home, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

An injury-producing fall can happen at any age—falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in people ages 25 to 54.

Make a few smart changes to ensure your home is the relaxing, comfy, and safe abode it should be.

Next: Spot your pets

» View All

Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from Health.com!