Fall prevention is very important and we are providing tips to keep you and your loved ones safe. Although falls may not be harmful unfortunately they can cause irreparable damage to seniors.
Falling can be dangerous because it can lead to broken bones, concussions, and even complications in health. Unfortunately, seniors suffer from balancing issues and are the number one reason why we see an increase in falls among seniors.
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Avoid standing up quickly (Standing up too quickly will cause blood pressure to go up and cause dizziness)
Use assisted devices such as a cane and/or walker
Using handrails when walking up or down the stairs
Use a slip-resistant shower tub when showering
Get enough sleep
Regular check-ups for vision and hearing loss
Monitor side effects of medication and let your doctor know if you experience dizziness or sleepiness
Wear appropriate shoes and avoid walking in socks
Carry a mobile phone or special necklace that calls for help
What should you do if you fall?
Call for help, ask someone for help or call 911
If you are unable to stand up on your own, call an ambulance
Let your doctor know if you fall
For more information about fall prevention please consult one of our many providers with Clinica Medica Familiar.
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