“Fall prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls”

“Falls put you at risk of serious injury. Prevent falls with these simple fall-prevention measures, from reviewing your medications to hazard-proofing your home.”

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Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it’s important. As you get older, physical changes and health conditions — and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions — make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Still, fear of falling doesn’t need to rule your life. Instead, consider six simple fall-prevention strategies.

  1. Make an appointment with your doctor
  2. Keep moving
  3. Wear sensible shoes
  4. Remove home hazards
  5. Light up your living space
  6. Use assistive devices

Click here to read this Mayo Clinic article in its entirety.

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