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Six Tips To Help Prevent Falls


The risk of falling increases with age. Falls can be especially dangerous for older adults, often causing fractures, hospitalization, and disability. The good news is that many falls are avoidable.

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More than one in four people age 65 years or older fall each year, yet many falls can be prevented.

  • Talk with your health care provider about medication side effects
  • Make your home safer by using night lights, installing grab bars in the bathroom, and securing carpet to the floors
  • Stand up slowly to avoid dizziness
  • Do strength and balance exercises
  • Get your vision and hearing checked regularly
  • Use a cane or walker if you need more stability

Learn more about reducing your risk of falling.

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