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Fall Prevention Checklist

In the United States alone, thousands of people per day are hospitalized as a direct result of falls in the home. Review the following fall prevention checklist to ensure that you have done everything possible to avoid serious injury and death.

 

Assess Personal Fall Risks

  • Poor Balance
  • Muscle weakness and atrophy
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Impaired Vision

 

Monitor Medications and Side Effects

  • Review all prescribed medications with a physician yearly
  • Understand medication side effects and drug interactions
  • Take all medications as prescribed by your care provider

 

Proper Eye Care

  • Schedule yearly eye examinations
  • Wear necessary eyewear as prescribed

 

Maintain Physical Activity

  • Engage in activities you enjoy
  • Schedule time to be active
  • Develop an exercise plan

 

Address Hazards in the Home

  • Remove clutter
  • Improve lighting
  • Install hand rails and grab bars
  • Ensure phones/security systems active

 

This fall prevention checklist will provide a starting point for ensuring the continued safety for yourself and your loved ones. For more information on fall prevention in the home, or to order products that will ensure your continued health, browse home safety products online. Also, feel free to contact a fall prevention specialist for more information today at 1-888-687-4334.

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