Grab bars, night lights, step stools create a safer home

*Make sure rugs are securely anchored to the floor.

*Install grab bars in showers and on bathroom walls.

*Keep electrical cords and telephone cords away from areas where people walk.

*Eliminate clutter to avoid tripping over anything.

*Make sure there are step stools available; never stand on a chair.

*Use night lights in bedrooms, bathrooms and hallways.

— Copley News Service