10 Ways to Prevent Falls at Home
Home, safe home
by Carina Storrs
Ah yes, home. The place where you can chill out, relax, unwindyou 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 agefalls 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.
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