Preventing Falls on Stairs from CMHC
The stairs in your home — the ones you climb up and down every day — can be dangerous. A large portion of Canadians who visit hospitals after a fall on or from stairs or steps in their homes are seniors (men and women 65 years or older). When seniors fall, the consequences can be severe and long-lasting.
Most of the falls on or from stairs can be prevented. Prevention starts by keeping in mind that there are risks when people use stairs. Good planning and simple strategies can help everyone prevent falls and injuries.
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