So, how do we minimize the risk? Look around your house for trip/fall hazards. Staircases are especially dangerous and should have good lighting, be clutter-free, and have a sturdy, secure handrail. Other suggestions include wearing sensible footwear and avoiding ladders. With small children in the home, consider safety gates at the top and bottom of the stairs. Bathrooms should have non-slip mats near tubs and showers.
An ounce of prevention is much more than a pound of cure. Take a moment and think about the safety of your body––and your soul.
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