Pulse wants to ensure that all seniors are able to remain safely independent in their homes. A medical alert system is an excellent start with mitigating any risks, however here are some helpful tips to prevent a potential fall in the first place. The more you educate yourself, the less of the risk!
Fall Prevention Tips
- Exercise: Lack of exercise can lead to weaker bones in the body and increase the chance of falling. Trying different exercises can increase strength and balance
- Medication: Individuals should be cautious of their medication as some medication can have side effects such as dizziness or drowsiness. This can lead to the increase of falling
- Vision: Having poor vision can also increase the likeliness of falling. Seniors should have their eyes checked regularly
- Hazards at Home: Having a regular safety check will help eliminate the potential risks of falling