Three Ways to Prevent Falls
August 31, 2021
🗣 Speak up. Tell a provider right away if you fall, worry about falling, or feel unsteady. Have your doctor or pharmacist review all the medicines you take, even over-the-counter medicines.
👣 Keep moving. Exercises that improve balance and make your legs stronger, lower your chances of falling. It also helps you feel better and more confident.
⚠ Make your home safer. Keep floors clutter-free and add grab bars in the bathroom. Have handrails and lights installed on all staircases. Install automatic nightlights in hallways, bathrooms, and frequently used areas.