Tips on Fall Prevention

Bethesda Health | February 27, 2014

Along with our first step probably came our first fall. But because we had strong muscles and bones and plenty of baby fat to protect us, the spill was probably pretty harmless. However, the tendency to fall increases as people age or face certain medical conditions and the injuries threaten to be more serious. Fortunately, many falls can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices and safety modifications in the home.

Facts about Falls and Aging Adults

Risk factors that make a person more likely to suffer a fall, including:

There are many safety modifications in the home that can be taken to help prevent the likelihood of a fall of your loved one. A key element in preventing falls is to create a “Trip-Free” environment and practice these behaviors:

Home Safety Checklist:

Personal Safety Checklist

 

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