Falls are Preventable

Aging is not a reason to fall down.  There are a number of things older adults can do to reduce their risk of falling.

  • Remove throw rugs in your home as they are tripping hazards.
  • Review all of your medications (prescription and over the counter) with a pharmacist every year.
  • Improve your balance by taking Tai Chi or other exercise classes.  Check with your doctor before starting any exercise programs.
  • Take your vitamin D.
  • Have your vision checked yearly.
  • Have your hearing checked yearly.
  • Discuss any episodes of dizziness, unsteadiness, or vision issues with your doctor.

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