Home Safety: What's Wrong with this Picture?

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Home Safety: What's Wrong with this Picture?

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Home Safety: What's Wrong With This Picture?
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Your home may house a multitude of hazards that can lead to accidents such as falls.
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Home Safety: What's Wrong With This Picture?

Your home may house a multitude of hazards that can lead to accidents such as falls. Falls are the most common cause of accidental death and serious injury in the home, and they are a particular problem for the elderly, who often have limited mobility and problems with balance. You can make a few minor adjustments to your home to optimize your safety in the rooms you use the most. The house below has at least 15 potential safety issues that could be easily fixed. Can you spot them? Click on the rooms below to see what preventive measures you can take to make your home more safe. See related home safety article

 

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