How Can I Prevent Falling?
At any age, people can make changes to lower their risk of falling. Some tips to help prevent falls outdoors are:
Some ways to help prevent falls indoors are:
You can also do exercises to improve your balance. While holding the back of a chair, sink, or counter:
How Can I Prevent Broken Bones if I Fall?
Sometimes you cannot prevent a fall. If you do fall, you can try to prevent breaking a bone. Try to fall forwards or backwards (on your buttocks), because if you fall to the side you may break your hip. You can also use your hands or grab things around you to break a fall. Some people wear extra clothes to pad their hips or use special hip pads.
Some of the causes of people fall are: reduced muscle strength, drinking alcohol, poor vision, etc.read more
Falls and fractures are serious at any age, but especially for older people who are more likely to break a bone when they fall.read more