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Fall Prevention for Older Adults

Adults aged 65 and older are at higher risk for dangerous falls.

Fall-related injuries can make it difficult for people to get around or live on their own.

If you’re at risk, talk openly with your doctor and review all the medicines you take, especially if you feel woozy.

Have your eyes checked annually, and update your eyeglasses if necessary.

Stay active! Consider exercises to improve balance and strength, such as Tai Chi.

Wear well-fitting shoes with good support.

Many falls happen at home, so remove items you can trip over.

Have grab bars installed and put non-slip mats in the bathroom.

To stay safe, use caution at all times.