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Falls Prevention in Older Adults

Alberta Health Services (AHS) aims to raise awareness around the importance of falls prevention as a part of healthy ageing and healthy living.

Did You Know:

Fall Prevention Strategies in Older Adults:

  1. Exercising - exercise has been proven to significantly reduce the impact of falls.
  2. Checking Medications - medications can cause dizziness or drowsiness and lead to falls. Check with their primary care provider on how to take medications safely.
  3. Checking Vision - update vision prescriptions to prevent falls. Eye exams are free for Albertans 65 years and up.
  4. Removing Hazards - trips and falls happen over hazards around the home, clear floors of clutter.
  5. Using Mobility Aids - reduce the risk of falls, use mobility supports including walkers, walking poles, handrails and rails in the bathroom.

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