Falls are the leading cause of personal injury to U.S. senior citizens, and most of those falls occur in the home. Anyone can accidentally fall in a home, however, and the costs associated with the treatment of those fall injuries exceeds $20 billion per year. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) offers the following guidelines for safeguarding the health of your family and friends by acting to prevent falls in your home:
In the bedroom:
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