Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Tips to Prevent Trips and Falls

Although anyone can fall, some of us are at higher risk, because of age, infirmity or disability.

Here are some things you can do to lower your chance of falling:

• Get your vision and hearing checked regularly.

• Talk with your doctor if you often feel dizzy or faint.

• Falls often happen in the bathroom. Move carefully when stepping into and out of the tub.

• Install a nonslip mat in the tub.

• Place nonslip pads under rugs. Keep clutter off the floors.

• Use a sturdy step stool or step ladder when reaching for items on high shelves.

• Clean up spills as soon as they happen.

For more information:

“Falls and Fractures in Older Adults: Causes and Prevention”

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