Below is a cute video put out by The Joint Commission about reducing the risk of falling.
Roughly 1 of every 3 people age 65 and older is injured from a fall every year. Reducing the risk of a fall can help seniors live healthier and longer lives.
The key takeaways are:
- Talk to your doctor if your medication makes you feel lightheaded or confused
- Have your eyes examined to see if you need new glasses or contacts
- Speak up when you need assistance getting up – even in the hospital
- Exercise to improve strength and stability.