Avoiding Slips, Trips and Broken Hips ..... If you have fallen lately, you are not alone. More than 11 million people over the age of 65 fall every year -- that's 1 of every 3 senior citizens. Falls can be a serious problem -- they are a major cause of injury, restricted mobility, and loss of independence.
The good news is that many falls can be prevented. Falls prevention programs can start by looking around the patient's or elderly person's home. Let's see what the fall prevention experts say. The most important step you can take to prevent falls is to maintain as much strength and coordination as possible by following your doctor's instructions on taking your medications, eating properly, and exercising. The next step is to look around your home for hazards that could lead to a fall, and correct them. Here are some suggestions for fall prevention exercises, patient fall prevention, and for creating a safer home environment: | Discover Fall Prevention items.
Grab bars to get into and out of the tub
Use a bath chair or stool in the shower
Don't use throw rugs or wax on the bathroom floor
Use a raised toilet seat with arm rails
Buy soap on a rope, or put a bar of soap in a nylon stocking with one end tied to a towel bar
Never get up in the dark - make sure the room is well lit
Use common sense. If bending throws you off balance, try to avoid picking things up. If you are unsteady outdoors, use a cane to negotiate sidewalk cracks and curbs. If you fall but do not injure yourself, don't assume that you must restrict your activities. Too little activity can cause you to lose strength and coordination, putting you at greater risk for another fall. Instead, talk to your doctor about these and other steps you can take to reduce your risk of a more serious fall. Make sure to ask about the use of a hip protector.
e-pill, LLC makes no implied or express guarantee that its products or devices will prevent injury. Please note that none of the hip protector products on the US market have been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for the prevention of hip fractures.
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