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7 Tips to Prevent Falls

  1. Have your doctor or pharmacist look at all the medicines you take, even over-the-counter medicines.
    Some medicines can make you sleepy or dizzy. 

  2. Have your vision checked at least once a year by an eye doctor.
    Poor vision can increase your risk of falling.

  3. Get up slowly after you sit or lie down. 

  4. Wear shoes both inside and outside the house.
    Avoid going barefoot or wearing slippers. 

  5. Safety-proof your home. (See top 7 ways in this guide) 

  6. Exercise. Movement makes you stronger and improves your balance and coordination. 

  7. Be assessed by a movement expert such as a physical therapist.


  1. Keep emergency numbers in large print near each phone. 

  2. Put a phone near the floor in case you fall and can’t get up. 

  3. Think about wearing an alarm device that will bring help in case you fall and can’t get up.