Falls can threaten the independence and health of older adults - and are a growing problem that can be prevented. By working together, older adults, caregivers and healthcare providers can reduce the risk of falling and prevent injury.
Four Things You Can Do to Prevent Falls
Falls can be prevented, and there are many things you can do to help:
Speak Up: Talk with your provider about fall risks and prevention
Keep Moving: Exercise to improve strength and balance
Get Checked: Have your feet and eyes checked regularly
Make Your Home Safe: Remove hazards and install support items. You can use this checklist to find and fix hazards in your home.