Simple home safety modifications for the elderly can reduce the risk of falls significantly. Homes which had added handrails, non-slip bath mats, and slip resistant surfaces and steps were compared over 3 years with those who did have this safety modifications. The occupants of the safer homes had 26% fewer falls and 39% few injuries each year. These benefits were very cost effective.
PositiveTip: Evaluate the home of your elderly and make necessary safety modifications.