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Problems and Potential Solutions Within the Home


Taking Action to Prevent Falls: A Home Environmental Assessment - Identifying Problems and Potential Solutions Within the Home (Stairs and Steps, Hallways, Kitchen, Bedrooms, etc.)


Problems Category Potential Solutions
Objects blocking entrance/pathway Pathways/Entrance to Home Remove objects
Loose, uneven surfaces Pathways/Entrance to Home Repair loose, uneven surfaces
Poor visibility Pathways/Entrance to Home Provide better/brighter lighting; or mark stairs
Handrails broken or absent on both sides of stairs Pathways/Entrance to Home Install handrail along full length of stairs on both sides
Absence of a ramp Pathways/Entrance to Home Install ramp
Loose throw rugs, runners, or mats Hallways Use double-sided carpet tape on secure rugs; or remove them
Carpet folds or frayed carpet Hallways Tack down loose carpet
Pathways not clear: small objects, cords, papers, books in way of foot traffic Hallways Clean up clutter; or move objects
Lighting dim or inadequate Hallways Provide better, brighter lighting
Loose throw rugs, runners, or mats Stairs and Steps Use double-sided carpet tape on secure rugs; or remove them
Carpet folds or frayed carpet Stairs and Steps Tack down loose carpet
Pathways not clear: small objects, cords, papers, books in way of foot traffic Stairs and Steps Clean up clutter; or move objects
Lighting dim or inadequate Stairs and Steps Provide better, brighter lighting
Absence of light switch at top and bottom of stairs Stairs and Steps Install light switch at top and bottom of stairs
Presence of broken/worn steps or coverings Stairs and Steps Repair broken/uneven steps
Absence of full length handrails on both sides of stairs Stairs and Steps Install /repair handrails on both sides of stairs
Unclear outlines of each step Stairs and Steps Mark edges of steps in contrasting colors
Loose throw rugs, runners, or mats Living Room - Family Room Use double-sided carpet tape on secure rugs; or remove them
Carpet folds or frayed carpet Living Room - Family Room Tack down loose carpet
Pathways not clear: small objects, cords, papers, books in way of foot traffic Living Room - Family Room Clean up clutter; or move objects

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