Fall Prevention

All adults, aged 65 and over, are at risk for a fall. There are simple things all seniors can do to keep from falling and to stay independent longer.

Talk to your healthcare providers:

  • Tell your physician, caregiver, or loved ones if you have fallen, if you feel unsteady when standing or walking, or if you’re afraid you might fall.
  • Ask your physician or pharmacist to review your medicines to see if any might increase your risk
  • Ask your physician about health conditions (like depression or osteoporosis) that could increase your risk.
  • Schedule a visit with your optometrist to check your eyes at least once a year and update lenses as needed.

Make your home safer

  • Keep floors clutter free.
  • Add or use grab bars in the bathroom.

Stay active

  • Incorporate cardiovascular exercise into your daily or weekly routine based on recommendations from your physician.
  • Improve your balance with low-impact pilates, tai-chi, or yoga.

Source: cdc.gov