This Is Fall Prevention Week and the Illinois Dept. On Aging Has Some Tips to Help Keep Seniors Safe

This is Fall Prevention Week, and the Illinois Department on Aging has some tips to help keep seniors safe.

You want to make sure there are no tripping hazards at home like throw rugs, loose carpet, wires, or cords.

Additionally, State Department on Aging Director Paula Basta says there are modifications you can make in the bathroom.

Basta says lighting is also critical and urges seniors to have a lamp or light switch within easy reach of their bed and use nightlights in the bathroom and hallways.