Aging in Place — safety tips

From: 25 Tips To Make Home Safe For Seniors (Especially Those Living Independently)

To maximize safety for seniors at home, we must ensure a long list of conditions are met in each room: you need to optimize lighting, minimize clutter, use safe furniture, ensure you have a reliable monitoring and alert system in place, and make it easy for them to get help fast, if needed.

Loss of balance, depth perception & ability to navigate around the house… all of these can contribute to falls.  Checkout their website about the time a person is incapacitated perhaps from a fall, and the percentage found alive.