Someone mentioned slip and fall prevention aids for my father. At first I dismissed it but then as I read, I realized that some really simple things that could make his life easier. He said he really doesn’t need anything but after recent health issues, slip and fall prevention devises would really help. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Slipping and falling is just not an elderly issue, it spans all ages and there are simple things that people can do to address areas that could trip someone up. The first thought is handrails. Handrails have saved me a few times. Going down the stairs, I have lost my footing and grabbed on to steady myself. Have you looked at your staircase handrails to see if they are securely mounted to the wall and if they are easy to grab onto. My former home had a vertical 2x4 for a hand rail. That was not an effective railing. Bathrooms are dangerous places. Many are very cramp/small and often get slippery after a shower. Bathroom rugs can cause tripping. With the elderly and with people who have just gone through health issues, grab bars near the toilet are very handy. Hospitals have grab bars in their bathrooms for a reason. Looking around my house, there are many tripping hazards. Cords that are not securely fixed to the wall and one can catch their footing on these. The entrance rug is not fastened down and tends to bunch up. The dining-room rug slides. I do not have a rail or anything going out onto the back deck or into the garage. Whether in everyday life or post-SFHT life, a slip and fall could seriously injure you and yours. Some ways to help prevent falls indoors are: -Keep rooms free of clutter, especially on floors -Use plastic or carpet runners -Wear low-heeled shoes -Do not walk in socks, stockings, or slippers -Be sure rugs have skid-proof backs or are tacked to the floor -Be sure stairs are well lit and have rails on both sides -Put grab bars on bathroom walls near tub, shower, and toilet -Use a nonskid bath mat in the shower or tub -Keep a flashlight next to your bed -Use a sturdy stepstool with a handrail and wide steps -Add more lights in rooms -Buy a cordless phone so that you don’t have to rush to the phone when it rings and so that you can call for help if you fall. What are Ways to Prevent Falls and Related Fractures?