Fall Prevention

What Practical Tips Can You Follow to Help Your Loved-One Avoid a Fall?

Falling is a problem for your senior not just because it can create an injury right then, but because falls contribute to future health problems for your loved-one.  Helping your elderly family member avoid a fall can be as simple as going through this list and tackling each suggestion one at a time.

Talk to Her Doctor First

There are a few reasons that you want to make your first conversation a talk with your senior’s doctor.  For starters, there may be medication side effects that you need to know about that could make your elderly family member more susceptible to falling.  This conversation is also a good time for you to ask your aging parent’s doctor about her other risk factors related to falling.

Check Both Hearing and Vision

It might seem odd, but your aging family member’s hearing and her vision both impact whether she’s… Continue reading