Slips, trips, and falls as we get older is quite common. In fact, it is one of the largest causes of hospital admissions. Although majority of falls don’t cause serious injuries, they can leave the elderly feeling quite distressed and damage someone’s confidence and independence. It is also a major cause of the elderly moving to long-term nursing or residential care.
Sometimes, factors such as medications, health conditions and footwear can affect one’s balance when stood up. Despite this, there are many things that someone can do to stay steady when on their feet.
There are several things the elderly can do to prevent falls.
Many slips, trips and falls happen when in or around the home. Here are some tips of simple changes that can be made around the home that can make a big difference.
We all stumble or trip sometimes. The above are just some tips to avoid this from happening. If you are worried about a potential fall, think and plan ahead by discussing your fall risk with your doctor, install a personal alarm or a telecare system that can automatically alert staff at a response centre.
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