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Every year, 1 in 4 adults age 65 or older falls.
Make small changes for safety
Every year, 1 out of 4 adults age 65 or older falls. Over half of falls happen at home, and many of them happen in the bathroom.
Many of these accidents could be prevented by making simple changes to your surroundings. Find out what you can do to prevent falls in your bathroom.
In and around the tub/shower
Next to the toilet
On a light above the sink or on the ceiling
On the wall next to the sink/mirror
On a towel rack
On a lower cabinet under or next to the sink
On a floor rug
What to do if you fall
Be sure to let your doctor know about any falls, even if you weren't hurt.
Sources: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Institutes of Health; National Safety Council