The majority of serious falls happen to people over age 65. Most falls occur at home and many are related to necessary trips to the bathroom. Check your home for changes you can make to minimize danger spots.
Avoid high heels, slippery leather soles and loose fitting shoes and slippers.
Decreased strength, coordination and balance
Please be aware that these physical impairments can contribute to a fall and may require medical attention:
Please be aware that these medications and substances can contribute to a fall:
Help for Emergencies
Put telephones within easy reach.
If you are alone, use these tips to try to avoid or get a fast response to an emergency:
This information should not be considered specific medical advice, may not cover all situations, and is not meant to replace professional medical service. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your physician.