1. Install energy-efficient and brighter lights in your home.
The less often you have to change a light, the better.
Cost: $5 to $7 for spiral energy bulbs that last nine years or more.
2. Install night lights in bathrooms, hallways and bedrooms.
Makes walking at night easier.
Cost: $2 to $8.
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3. Put a spray hand showerhead in the bathtub or shower.
These can be adjusted for use standing up or sitting down.
Cost: $20 to $50.
4. Secure loose carpets or rugs.
Use double-sided carpet tape on inside and outside rugs.
Cost: $5 for 15 feet of interior; $9 for 75 feet of exterior.
5. Add non-slip tread.
Put on interior and exterior stairs.
Cost: $11 to $20 for 15 feet of tape.
6. Make a bathtub or slippery floor less dangerous by adding non-slip tread.
These come in white strips or patterns, such as flowers and rubber duckies.
Cost: $4 to $5.
7. Add a riser and grab bar for the toilet.
Makes using the bathroom more secure.
Cost: $25 to $40.
8. Install grab bars in bathrooms, along stairs and in bedrooms.
These come in a variety of materials and colors, from white to chrome.
Cost: $10 to $30 depending on length and material.
9. Add a tub bench in the bathtub.
Makes bathing and showering easier.
10. Replace round doorknobs with levers and put easy-to-grasp handles on drawers and cabinet doors.
Makes opening doors and drawers easier, especially for those with arthritis.
Cost: $12 to $50 per door handle, $1 to $5 per drawer pull.
Source: The Home Depot