Prevent falls in the kitchen – a checklist
A few things you can do or add to your kitchen to reduce the risk of falling:
- Are throw rugs/floor mats secure?
- Can you get to regularly used items without bending down or reaching up too far?
- Wipe up spills immediately, especially liquids and grease.
- If you use a step stool, use one with a bar to hold onto, make sure it is sturdy.
- Keep drawers and cabinets closed when not in use.