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Three simple steps to help make your home safer

Your home should be a safe and comfortable place for you to live in, but did you know that over half of all falls-related hospitalisations in Western Australia happen in homes or aged-care facilities?

The most common areas of the home where falls happen are outdoor areas, the bathroom, and the bedroom.

How can you make your home safer?

By checking for and removing hazards in and around your home!

There are many different types of hazards that can be found in and around the home, so it is important to check your home for hazards regularly to reduce your risk of having a fall.

Hazards can be found both inside and outside of your home. When these hazards combine with other factors such as poor vision, poor balance, unsafe footwear or side effects from your medications, the risk of having a fall increases again.

Three steps to help make your home safer

1. Watch the Make Your Home Safer with Frank and Tiddles animation

Learn about common home hazards and how Frank and Tiddles make their home safer and avoid slips, trips, and falls in and around the home.

2. Test your knowledge with the Spot the Hazard game

See if you can find hazards around the home with the interactive Spot the Hazard game.

3. Use the Stay On Your Feet® Home Safety Checklist to identify and remove hazards in your own home

Don’t forget that if you have any concerns about hazards in your home or are unable to remove hazards yourself, speak to your doctor or GP at your next appointment.

Want to learn more? Health to our Make Your Home Safer page.

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