Free home of clutter, especially main thoroughfare—rooms, hallways, stairs. Remove all throw rugs that could cause tripping and falling. If electrical extension cords are utilized, ensure that they are strategically placed to also avoid tripping. It is also important to safety proof all electrical outlets. Be sure lighting is adequate. The use nightlights or motion sensor lights are great to insure adequate lighting during night-time hours.
Make sure all stair railings (inside and outside) are not lose or wobbly. During winter months, be sure all snow and ice is removed from stairs, walkways and driveways. In the Fall, be sure leaves are cleared from walkways and stairs. Be sure outside lights work properly so stairs and walkways are illuminated.