We tend to think of our homes as our "safe spaces"—places we can be secure and comfortable away from the dangers of the outside world.
But the reality is that many thousands of people every year are injured, or even die, in in their home. The potential risks are many, including poisoning, suffocation and fire, but falls are perhaps one of the biggest risks of all.
I should know. Not once but twice I suffered from what could have been extremely serious, even life-threatening, falls in my old home. And they could have been prevented with a few simple safety improvements that didn't cross my mind until after the fact.