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If your loved one has difficulty with mobility and you want to keep him or her safe, below is a list of considerations.

There is no way to prevent a fall but you can greatly reduce the risk of a fall occurring.

Tips to Reduce the Risk of a Fall

 

• See your eye doctor once a year.

• Take good care of your feet and have them examined if you have pain or difficulty walking.

• Talk to your doctor about any side effects you may have with your medicines. Some side effects may contribute to falls.

• See your doctor if you have dizzy spells.

• Talk to your doctor if you have trouble holding your urine or getting to the bathroom in time to prevent urinary accidents

• If your doctor suggests that you use a cane or a walker to help you walk, please use it! This will give you extra stability when walking and may help you avoid a bad fall.

• When you get out of bed in the morning or at night to use the bathroom, sit on the side of the bed for a few minutes before standing up. Your blood pressure takes some time to adjust when you sit or stand up. If you move too quickly, your blood pressure may not be able to "keep up". This can make you dizzy, and you might lose your balance and fall.

• Tell your doctor if you fall. Medical evaluation can help!

• Exercise regularly. Exercise makes you stronger and improves your balance and coordination.

• Keep emergency numbers near the phone.

• If you are at high risk for falls, consider an alarm device that will bring help in case of falls.

Remaining safe at home is important. While you cannot prevent falls you can make sure that your loved one has access to help if they need it. A medical alert will provide you and your loved one with peace of mind.About UsMaintain Your Independence, LLC (MYI) provides medical alarms and medical alerts, products, services and information that enable seniors to remain independent and stay in their homes. We call it aging gracefully in place. Our customers call it confidence in access to emergency medical care and peace of mind that they or their loved ones are being taken care of 24/7. They no longer need to be concerned that they might fall and be unable to move for hours or even days.Contact us today at 484-515-4683!The Maintain Your Independence Promise   

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