Skip to Content
Home > Health Resources > Aging Well: Making Your Home Fall-Proof
View Additional Section Content
around your home safely can be a challenge if you have injuries or health
problems that make it easy for you to fall. Many health problems can increase
your risk of falling—poor eyesight, balance problems caused by disease like
stroke or Parkinson's disease, side effects of medicines, weakness or pain in
the legs and feet, and confusion or dementia.
For people with
these conditions, common things like loose rugs, poor lighting, and household
clutter can become a big safety issue. But there are easy things you can do to
make your home a lot safer.
If you have questions about this information, take it with you when you
visit your doctor. You may want to mark areas or make notes in the margins
where you have questions.
You can make some
simple changes in your home and in the way you do some daily activities to
reduce your risk of falling.
Many falls occur during bathing.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerElizabeth A. Phelan, MD, MS - Geriatric Medicine
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Elizabeth A. Phelan, MD, MS - Geriatric Medicine
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2016 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
2700 Clay Edwards Drive, Ste 240, North Kansas City, MO 64116