Falling can detrimental to the health of the seniors, despite it not seeming like a big deal. Older adults are at higher risk for bone problems, infections, and more. Falling could actually become the cause to other more serious problems.
Speaking With Your Healthcare Professional About Falling
The first step that should be taken is speaking with a doctor. They may be able to switch medications that cause dizziness and lead to falling. They could also prescribe medications that improve balance. They could even recommend things to assist, like a walker, a wheelchair, or a cane.
Removing things from paths you use can prevent falls. You can’t trip over things that aren’t in your way. Curling rugs are often overlooked, but can be the source of serious tripping hazards.
Surprisingly, keeping active can reduce the risk of falls. This is because muscles become strong and are able to support the weight and movement of the body.
Using Assistive Devices
Certain devices can offer support in preventing falls. Walkers, canes, handrails, wheelchairs, and nonslip shoes are great things that can help prevent falls.
Footwear and Illumination
Wearing shoes that are comfortable and fit your feet correctly is vital to preventing falls. Also, make sure there’s plenty of light when you’re moving around. Walking around in dark areas can be dangerous.
It’s important to prevent falling to reduce the risk of serious injury. Make sure to take steps to prevent falls, so that you can continue to live a safe and active lifestyle.
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