"Safe Home" Quiz

Each year, 3 million seniors are treated in emergency departments for injuries sustained from a fall.  In fact, more than one out of four older people fall each year.



This quiz was designed and developed by Safe Home Modifications, Inc. to give homeowners and their family members a glimpse into how much of a fall risk is present in their home. 

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Instructions:

· Answer the following questions with either a YES or NO

· For every YES answer, score yourself one (1) point

· Total up your points below to see how safe you are from falls in your home.

Questions:

1. Do you have two handrails on every interior and exterior staircase?
2. Is the path from your bed to bathroom well-lit at nighttime?
3. Do you have 2 or 3 grab bars in your bathtub/shower?
4. Are your throw rugs fastened to the underlying floor?
5. Do you keep all of your daily items in reach without using a stepstool/chair?

Interpretation:

4-5 points: You are VERY SAFE in your home! This doesn’t mean you’ll never fall, but you are doing a great job reducing the risk!

2-3 points: You are at a MODERATE fall risk in your home. Stay active with exercises to challenge your balance to avoid a fall at home.

0-1 point: You are at a HIGH FALL RISK. In addition to balance exercises, consider speaking to a home modification specialist about how to minimize your risk of falls. 

Let us know how you did!

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