Preventing Falls Tips

A loose rug, patch of ice, or an electrical cord are some things that can cause a fall. When a fall happens to an older adult, they can break a bone and end up in the hospital. You can take steps to reduce your fear of falling and reduce risks. Some tips to prevent falls include:

  • Check your medications.
  • Get your eyes and ears checked.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Limit alcohol intake.
  • Get moving. Add exercise to your daily routine.
  • Watch where you walk.
  • Take your time when moving from sitting to standing.
  • Talk with your doctor about preventing falls.
  • Always report a fall.

Here are some places where you can get more help: