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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