Here are some tips:
- Ask their doctor or pharmacist to review their medications, as some medications can cause dizziness or drowsiness
- Have their home assessed for ways to make it safer. Consider adding grab bars in the bathroom, railings on both sides of the staircase, and ensure that there is adequate lighting throughout the house
- Exercise regularly. Yes, even the elderly need exercise! As strength and flexibility decrease, the risk of falls increases. A program that includes strengthening of the legs, increasing balance, and education on fall prevention can help.
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