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Four things you can do to prevent falls:

  • Begin an exercise program to improve your leg strength & balance

  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist to review your medicines

  • Get annual eye check-ups & update your eyeglasses

  • Make your home safer by:

    • Removing clutter & tripping hazards

    • Putting railings on all stairs & adding grab bars in the bathroom

    • Having good lighting, especially on stairs

 

Are You at Risk?

If you answer yes to any of these, you should contact our office for a fall assessment screening, which is covered by Medicare.

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  1. Have you fallen in the past year?

  2. Do you use or have been advised to use a cane or walker?

  3. Do you ever feel unsteady when walking?

  4. Do you hold onto furniture when walking?

  5. Are you worried about falling?

  6. Do you use your hands to push yourself out of a chair?

  7. Do you have trouble stepping up onto a curb?

  8. Do you have to rush to the toilet?

  9. Have you lost any feeling in your feet?

  10. Do you takes medicines that make you feel light-headed or tired?

  11. Do you take medicine to help you sleep or improve your mood?

  12. Do you feel sad or depressed?

Fall Risk Assessment