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What are some essential tips for seniors to prevent falls?

Written By Samarth Staff | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Anup Bagchi, MBBS, Geriatric specialist

Following these tips can help seniors reduce the risk of falls and maintain their independence.

  • Exercise regularly to improve balance and strength.
  • Practice yoga to improve flexibility.
  • Review medications with a healthcare provider.
  • Get regular vision checkups.
  • Keep the home well-lit and free of clutter.
  • Remove tripping hazards and secure carpets and mats.
  • Install grab bars and handrails in bathrooms and staircases.
  • Wear supportive, non-slip footwear.
  • Consider using assistive devices like canes or walkers if needed.
  • Stay mindful of environmental factors that may increase fall risk.
  • Prioritize safety during activities and be cautious with movements.

     

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