Taking care of your feet and shoes are important to prevent falls. If your feet are sore, nail care is poor, or if you have foot problems, the way you walk can change. Shoes support your feet and help you keep your balance.
"I was rushing to answer the phone and tripped on the rug and fell. My old floppy slippers probably didn't help. I feel safer now wearing my new running shoes inside the house."
To learn more about your risk of falling complete the
“Is there a chance you might fall?” checklist.
Current as of: June 30, 2019
Author: Fall Risk Management Program
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