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Older Adult Fall Prevention

For older adult fall prevention, please contact us for educational classes.

What You Can Do To Prevent Falls (pdf)

Resources
https://www.cdc.gov/steadi/patient.html
https://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/adultfalls.html
http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/resources/education-programs/remembering-when



Talk to Your Doctor

  • Ask your doctor or healthcare provider to evaluate your risk for falling and talk with them about specific things you can do
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist to review your medicines to see if any might make you dizzy or sleepy. This should include prescription medicines and over-the counter medicines. Ask your doctor or healthcare provider about taking vitamin D supplements
  • Do Strength and Balance Exercises
  • Do exercises that make your legs stronger and improve your balance. Tai Chi is a good example of this kind of exercise