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Falls Aren’t Inevitable <ul><li>One in three seniors has a fall every year that requires medical attention </li></ul><ul><...
What You Can Do <ul><li>What You Can Do To Prevent Falls </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule an appointment for your parent to revi...
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What you can do to prevent falls

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What you can do to prevent falls

  1. 1. Falls Aren’t Inevitable <ul><li>One in three seniors has a fall every year that requires medical attention </li></ul><ul><li>But, they are not a normal part of aging, and we can help our loved ones avoid them </li></ul><ul><li>CDC’s four fall prevention tips: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make your home safer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin a regular exercise program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have your physician check your medicines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have your vision checked </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. What You Can Do <ul><li>What You Can Do To Prevent Falls </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule an appointment for your parent to review medications with his/her physician </li></ul><ul><li>Get your parent’s vision checked </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure your parent is wearing comfortable shoes with nonslip soles </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage your parent to find an exercise program they will enjoy </li></ul><ul><li>How We Can Help </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct a thorough home safety assessment to identify potential hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the lighting throughout your parent’s house, which will also make it more comfortable to live in </li></ul><ul><li>Have a professional assess whether grab bars would be helpful and install them in the correct positions </li></ul><ul><li>Add nightlights throughout the high traffic areas of the house </li></ul>

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