The risk of fall-related health issues rises as people age. If you fall and break a bone, it could lead to more serious problems, such as a hospital visit or disability. However, taking care of your overall health may lower your risk of falling. Here are a few tips to help you avoid falls and broken bones:
Have your eyes and ears tested. Even small changes in vision and hearing may contribute to a fall. If you receive new eyewear or hearing aids, take time to get used to them.
Exercise and stay physically active. Regular exercise can help strengthen muscles and bones. Plan an exercise program that is right for you.
Tell your doctor if you’ve had any falls. A fall can alert your doctor to a new medical problem or issues with your medications or eyesight that can help them identify steps that may help prevent future accidents.
Falls Prevention Week: September 18-24
Last Updated on September 20, 2022