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Tips for Fall-Proofing Your Home

Follow this advice to keep yourself, or your aging parents, safe


Part of the Transforming Life as We Age Special Report

If you trip on a rug when you’re 30, it’s likely to be no big deal. But as you get older, falls are more frequent, and health problems like osteoporosis can make them more dangerous.

There are a number of simple things you can do, however, to make sure you or your aging parents are safer at home.

Watch this short video about them from Milwaukee Public Television, featuring Milwaukee-based environmental gerontologist Lyn Geboy:

 

By Emily Gurnon
Emily Gurnon is Senior Content Editor covering health and caregiving for Next Avenue. She previously spent 20 years as a newspaper reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area and St. Paul. Write to her at [email protected]@EmilyGurnon

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