Home Safety & Fall Prevention

“Falls can definitely be prevented. Steps to reduce the risks of falls are:

1)Make personal changes with your physical well being.
2)Be physically active- Physical activity strengthens muscles and increases endurance.
3)Choose safe footwear
4)Improve lighting
5)Get enough sleep-Being tired can cause risk of falls
6)Consumption of adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D can keep your bones strong. People older than 50 should consume 1,200 mg of calcium daily from foods and calcium supplements.
7)Appropriate use of canes, walkers and reachers can prevent falls.
8)Remove safety hazards
9)Have medications reviewed
10)Talk with your doctor about your risks for falling and if you have or almost fallen.

Utilizing these simple steps can help to insure safety and prevention of falls and fractures!” – By Jami Polk

For more information and this complete article please view Senior Advice.
December 17, 2009

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