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Reduce Your Risk of Falling:

  • Don't get up too quickly after waking.
  • Don't skip meals (hunger can cause dizziness)
  • Be careful around pets.
  • Use a cane or walker if you feel unsteady. Make sure all rubber tips of these devices are in good working order.
  • In the bathroom, never use a towel rack or soap dish for support. These devices are not designed to sustain a person's weight.
  • If in doubt, use a shower chair.
  • Clean up puddles of water immediately.
  • Don't lock the bathroom door. If you fall, a locked door will delay help.
  • Never carry objects that obstruct your view.
  • Use handrails.
  • Make things easy to reach around your home.
  • Wear your glasses (if you need them)
  • Don't rush to the phone when it rings. Missing a call is a better alternative to falling and injuring yourself. They will either leave a message or call back.
  • Don't wear pants or a bath robe that is too long.
  • Close cabinet drawers, kitchen drawers, and the dishwasher.
  • Don't leave things on the floor.

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