Getting around your home safely can be a challenge if you have injuries or health problems that make it easy for you to fall. Loose rugs and furniture in walkways are among the dangers for many older people who have problems walking or who have poor eyesight. People who have conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, or dementia also have to be careful not to fall.
You can make your home safer with a few simple measures.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Current as of:
August 4, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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