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Basic Home Improvements Cut Fall Risk

Basic Home Improvements Cut Fall Risk

In the US, injuries are suffered most frequently in the home, and falls are the primary cause of at-home injuries. However, homeowners may be able to significantly cut their fall risk just by making some relatively inexpensive home improvements. In a recent New Zealand study, residents of homes that had handrails, stair edging, outdoor lighting, bathroom grab rails, and slip-resistant surfaces installed had 39 percent fewer falls and 26 percent fewer fall-related injuries than those living in homes waitlisted for similar safety renovations. More…