Twelve Tips For Fall Prevention

//Twelve Tips For Fall Prevention

Twelve Tips For Fall Prevention

 

  1. Exercise Regularly: Regular exercise helps to maintain muscle and bone strength and flexibility, reducing the risk of injuries.
  2. Eat Balanced Meals: It is important to eat three well balanced meals per day to avoid weakness, dizziness and fatigue.
  3. Wear Your Medical Alert Pendant. When you need us, we are right there with you.
  4. Have Regular Health Check-Ups: Changes in your vision, hearing, bones and muscles could lead to a fall – if you fall, visit your doctor.
  5. Use Medication Safely: Some medications can make you drowsy or dizzy; if you experience any of these side effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
  6. Wear Supportive Footwear: Wear low-heeled footwear with non-skid soles indoors and outdoors.
  7. Use Walking Aids Correctly: A cane or walker should be fitted for your height.
  8. Remove Clutter: Clear objects from stairs and traffic areas.
  9. Secure Rugs: Avoid small rugs or mats that could slide or bunch up and cause someone to trip.
  10. Light Up Your Path: Night lights can be used to brighten dark hallways, bathrooms and stairways.
  11. Do a Home Safety Check: Basic safety features for every home include secure handrails, well-lit stairs, night lights, non-skid bath mats and grab bars.
  12. Avoid Rushing: Rushing increases your risk of falling – take your time.

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