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Safe Steps - Fall Prevention

"We tend to think we're always safe on flat ground, but the thousands of injuries each year tell us otherwise.

· Falls are the #1 cause of death for older adults; fall-proof your home

· Keep floors and surfaces clear of clutter

· Keep file cabinets and desk drawers closed

· Keep electrical and phone cords out of traffic areas

· Install handrails on stairways

· Wear sensible footwear

· Never stand on chairs, tables or any surface with wheels

· Properly arrange furniture to create open pathways

· Maintain good lighting indoors and out

More than 6.8 million people were treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries in 2019. A fall can end in death or disability in a split second, but with a few simple precautions, you'll be sure stay safe at home and at work."

National Safety Council

More resources for fall prevention:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 800-232-4636 888-232-6348 (TTY)

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modifications 213-740-1364

National Falls Prevention Resource Center 571-527-3900

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