The idea of safe guarding your home most likely makes you think of protecting toddlers or young children but did you know that around a third of people aged 65 or older fall in their own homes each year?
However, steps can be taken to keep you or your parents safe from falls or other perils at home.
According to US-website Good Call, the most dangerous place in your home is the bathroom. The National Institute of Ageing agrees, saying that nearly 80 per cent of falls by people aged 65 or older happen in the bathroom.
Below you’ll find Good Call’s room-by-room checklist on how to safeguard each room in your home.
While some of the in-home modifications can be done easily enough, Good Call recommends consulting with experts before commencing on any major renovations – especially in Australia as you’ll need council approval in order to make any major changes to your home.
Other tips for safe guarding your home: