Good Health is a Balancing Act: Exploring the Hidden Dangers of Falls and How to Stay Upright

Fall-related problems rise with age. It is estimated more than one in four individuals aged 65 and older experience falls annually and it is estimated a staggering 95% of hip fractures are attributed to falls. However, many falls can be prevented by employing these “Fall Prevention” strategies:

  • Make appointment with MD-discuss managing medication, any other falls, and your overall health condition
  • Determine if you have a Vitamin D deficiency
  • Exercise regularly, wear proper footwear
  • Remove home hazards
  • Visit your ophthalmologist/optometrist annually
  • Light up your living space
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages
  • Use assistive device(s)