Tips for fall prevention in the home

Easy Climber (, a company that sells stair lifts and elevators, created an “infographic” in November 2016 that shares 31 tips for “age-proofing” your home. Most of the changes have to do with fall prevention but a few (in the kitchen) are for fire prevention.

Here’s a link to their 31 tips…


31 Tips For Future Proofing Your Home
Easy Climber
Added on November 17th, 2016

Research confirms most U.S. Seniors are choosing to age in place, electing to enjoy their homes for years to come. However, statistics also remind us in-home accidents continue to be a leading cause of injuries – and even fatalities – among older adults.

If you are a Senior that enjoys the freedom and convenience that comes from living independently in your home, you should know updating an old house for safety doesn’t have to be an expensive undertaking. Often, with just a few simple changes, you can future proof your home and minimize many common risks.

As the graphic below illustrates, age-proofing your space isn’t about remodeling the entire house. Safety updates can be as simple as eliminating clutter or installing new light bulbs. Although purchasing a fire extinguisher, buying a new bed, or paying contractors to install handrails or an in-home elevator may all require spending some money – these costs are really investments into your safety and the safety of your loved ones.

Look over the infographic and see if it inspires steps you can take to help minimize risk.

[Editor’s Note:  infographic too long for this blog! See the Easy Climber link above.]