Instead of potentially spending $19,440 on healthcare costs (the average amount adults 72 and up spent on a fall injury in 2010), it is possible to invest in simple and aesthetically pleasing home improvements which create a safer environment. The following Stay at Home solutions can reduce the danger of falling while adding to a home's beauty.
~ Overcome icy steps with handrails.
~Simplify access to sand and salt with decorative containers.
~Install exterior lighting to enhance visibility and curb appeal.
~Create a sturdy path from the home to a detached garage.
~Avoid entryway slips and trips with smart storage solutions.