COM­MON CAUSES OF FALLS

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - YOUR GENERATION -

torn car­pets, mats or pol­ished, slip­pery floors are not ideal.

over­grown plants, pot plants or dam­aged walk­ways are very dan­ger­ous. Make sure the ar­eas are well lit and use hand rails where needed.

check steps and lad­ders are not too high, nar­row or un­even whether it is in the shower, bath or out­doors.

Floors:

Out­doors:

Stairs and steps: Perth res­i­dent and vol­un­teer Gwen Davies wants peo­ple to look at worn car­pets and mats to make their home safer.

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