Seniors living in substandard housing are at a higher risk of trips and falls. In 2010, 2.3 million older Americans were treated in health facilities for nonfatal falls. Falling can
reduce mobility and lower confidence for seniors, preventing them from remaining independent. Slippery area rugs, transition strips, and steps can all be
dangerous tripping hazards for seniors. The best way to prevent falling is by installing grab bars and railings in the home, as well as improving lighting1.