Whether your older parents are living with you or just visiting, safety should be a top priority.

Here are some safety tips for corridors and rooms from Family Circle magazine:-Keep entryways, stairs and halls well lighted and clutter-free. Install night lights and illuminated switches.

-Make sure carpets are firmly in place. Install non-skid pads on uncarpeted steps. Secure scatter rugs with double-sided tape.

-Provide lapboards that can be used for activities while sitting down.

-Set aside and arrange first-floor bedrooms for older people.

-Consider installing a buzzer or intercom for emergency signaling.