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More Seniors Are Dying In Falls. Here's How To Lower Your Risk

Updated: Aug 11, 2020

December 16, 2019

Some Of The Steps To Reduce The Risk of Falling:

  • Get a Fall Risk assessment. If you find yourself answering "yes" to these three questions, then a fall risk assessment is recommended. "Have you fallen in the past year? Do you feel unsteady when walking or standing? Are you afraid of falling?"

  • Get a personalized plan. After a fall assessment, it is important to evaluate your choices of action that you need to further take. A personal plan is better for some people recognize the importance than a generic plan.

  • Be careful during transitioning. For those who leave the hospital, it is important to evaluate your medications and plans. The medications being given can have side effects or chemicals that may make one more prone to falling.

  • Consider the Message. Be sure to talk with your loved one in a way that makes them feel safe and that they can control their safety. Negative messages that discuss how "you can get hurt or die" are not going to make patients feel better about their situation.

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