A high traffic area could be a busy hallway, staircase, entryway or path leading from a doorway to a furniture grouping such as a seating arrangement or dining table. Analyze these high traffic areas for home safety for seniors.
If you have pets that like to follow their humans around the house, consider placing pet gates at the top and bottom of your stairs to prevent them from getting underfoot in this potentially dangerous area.
Place handrails along the walls of staircases and hallways to provide added support for anyone with mobility issues.
Night lights, rope lighting or strategically placed potlights along the baseboards or stairs help make navigating around a dark house easier and less dangerous.
As well, non-slip mats or rubber treads can be a good safety upgrade, and can even be a decorative element on any staircase.