According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of three older adults falls each year. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries, sending millions of elderly people to emergency rooms and hospitals. Older adults can reduce their risk of falling by taking these steps: (Especially during these slippery and icy cold months)


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  • Avoid high heels, be sure to tie shoe laces, replace slippers that are too loose, and aim to have shoes with non-skid soles. 

Having Your Eyes Checked Regularly 

  • It is advised to get your eyes checked once a year and wear glasses if needed. 

Discussing Preventative Measures with your Doctor

  • Review any prior medical history to see if you may be prone to falls - dizziness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, etc. 

Removing Hazards in the Home 191nKoreaInternetLoss

  • Any obstacle such as phone cords, loose rugs, electrical wires should be taped down, secured, or removed all together. Add non slip mats in your bathroom/shower as well as applying non skid wax to any slippery surface in your home.

Use Common Sense

  • Always a smart safe choice to stay at home during snowy and icy conditions.

Being Physically Active

  • Any regular physical activity can go a long way in improving balance, strength, coordination, and flexibility. 

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  • Check your medications to see if potential side effects may increase your risk of losing your balance/falling. 





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