Reduce the Risk of Falling in the Elderly posted on: 12-01-2011

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.