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Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Is there a chance you might fall?

​​​​​​​​​​​​Answer the questions below to see if you are at risk for falling:

Have you had a slip, trip or fall in the past year?
Do you have diabetes, heart or kidney disease?
Do you tend to do many things at once?
Do you tire easily?
Do you have trouble walking?
Do you feel unsteady?
Do you do less than 30 minutes of physical activity a day?
Do you ever feel dizzy or lightheaded?
Do you take sleeping pills, tranquilizers or anti-depressants?
Has it been more than 1 year since your doctor or pharmacist reviewed your medications?
Is it hard to get up from a chair or toilet?
Has it been more than 1 year since you had your eyes checked?
Do you rush to the bathroom?
Is it hard to eat a well-balanced diet?
Do you have trouble with your feet?
Are your shoes old, tight, or loose-fitting?
Are you afraid of falling?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you have a higher chance of falling.

To learn more about preventing slips, trips, and falls on any topic, click the links on the left side of this page. Or you can click on the arrow (below) on each page to read the topics in order.​

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Current as of: June 30, 2019

Author: Fall Risk Management Program