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Falling is especially dangerous for older adults, who may be more likely to break a bone. Making sure your home has good lighting is one of the steps you can take to avoid a tumble.
Here are some places around your home where you might want to add new overhead lights or install brighter bulbs.
Bonus tip: Keep a flashlight with fresh batteries by your bed in case the power goes out and you need to get up at night.
Sources: National Council on Aging; National Institute on Aging
Learn how balance exercises can also help keep you steady on your feet and less likely to fall.