The Right Steps for Fall Prevention
There isn't a way to stop the leaves from changing, but there are measures we can take to help prevent loved ones from falls that
might sustain injuries. Below are a few steps to lower your chances of falling.
Stand Up Slowly -
Getting up too briskly can cause your blood pressure to drop, which can simulate a loss of balance. Get your blood pressure checked regularly.
Have Your Vision and Hearing Tested
- Small changes in sight and hearing can cause a fall. Take the time to get used to new eyeglasses and always wear them when you need them. If you have a hearing aid, be sure it fits and operates well.
Know the Side Effects of Medications -
If your medicine can make you sleepy or dizzy, know when is the best time to take it and talk to your doctor about any health concerns.
Stay Physically Active
- Find an exercise program that is right for you. Regular exercise helps keep you strong and flexible.
More than 1 in 3 people age 65 years or older falls each year. The risk of falling, and fall-related problems, naturally increases with age.