If an old person falls, it can cause serious problems. If you are a senior, do these things to prevent a fall. You should remove things from your home that could cause a fall. Try installing bars in the bathroom so you have something to hold onto. Get some non-slip mats or tape. Practice your balance by doing things like tai chi. Perhaps it is time to get a cane or walker. Make sure you have good, comfortable shoes. Have your eyesight checked by a medical professional. Make sure you understand the side effects of your medications. A final tip is to keep family around to help you out.
- Re-orient the home environment so that potentially fall inducing setups are minimized to the greatest level possible
- Purchase equipment designed to lower the risk of falling, including non-slip mats and tapes and handlebars that can be grabbed for balance
- Seniors can also lower the risk of falling by practicing tai chi and performing exercises related to balance
“A fall can have big consequences for a senior. You could break a bone or find yourself stuck without an easy way to call for help (it’s a tired cliché, but it has happened). As you age, spending long periods in a hospital or bedridden because of a fall comes with a number of other potential consequences – you could catch a serious illness, you become stationary and don’t get the movement each day your body needs to stay fit and mobile, and you risk facing loneliness.”
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