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Preventing Falls Checklist

Who should be on your fall prevention team?

Who Should Make Up Your Falls Prevention Team?

Your Family & Friends - they can help screen your home for hazards

Your Physical Therapist - improving your strength and balance, decreasing joint pain, and assessing your need for a walker or cane are all things that we can do for you. Most of the time your insurance will cover some of your physical therapy care.

Your General Practitioner - your medical doctor knows your health history and the medications you are taking. He/she can help with medication, disease, and referral management.

Your Pharmacist - ask them if your medications have side effects that might increase your fall risk. If you are using supplements, ask about their potential interactions with your medications and if they could increase your risk of a fall as well.

Your Local Fire Department - have you ever contacted your local fire department and asked about a home safety check? They can check fire alarms and also connect you with other resources as well. It's worth giving them a call.

Your Senior Fitness Center - this is a great place to improve your fitness, and learn about health, nutrition, and proper hydration to avoid dizziness.

Your Hardware Store - Your hardware store is the ideal one-stop shop if you want to make modifications to your home to reduce your risk of falls.

Your Sporting Goods Store - here's where you can get proper footwear, exercise equipment, and water bottles for hydration as well.

For detailed information, click here to learn more from the National Council on Aging

 


Take some simple action

Take These Steps to Reduce Your Fall Risk

Here Is A Quick List Of Things You Can Do To Reduce Your Fall Risk.

 


Have a plan if you fall

What to Do If You Fall

 


Please check your home for hazards

Tips to Reduce Hazards at Home

In stairways, hallways, and pathways:

In bathrooms and powder rooms

In your bedroom

In other living areas

 


Sound the alarm?

Medical Alarm References

Medical Alarm References

If you have fallen down and need help, a medical alarm might be a good choice. We searched and found some reviews so you can learn more about them and see if a medical alarm is a good choice for you.

IMPORTANT: buyer beware - a number of these “medical alarm review websites” get paid by the Medical Alarm Manufacturers if you click on a link on the review website to the manufacturer and buy their product. It’s best to check out several review websites before making a purchase. Note: we do NOT endorse any brand or make any affiliate commissions for these recommendations. We are just raising awareness about your options.

Disclaimer

The information in this video and in the content below it are intended for informational and educational purposes only and in no way should be taken to be the provision or practice of physical therapy, medical, or professional healthcare advice or services. The information should not be considered complete or exhaustive and should not be used for diagnostic or treatment purposes without first consulting with your physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician or other healthcare provider. The owners of this website accept no responsibility for the misuse of information contained within this website.

 


Single Leg Stance

From the Archives - A Simple Balance Progression

Important: before you do these exercises or any others, consult with your physical therapist and/or doctor first!

Balance -- Single Leg Stance / Arms at Side / Eyes Open

Sets: 1
Repeat: 2 times on each side
Hold Time: 30 seconds each time
Sessions: 1 Mon, Wed, Fri


Balance -- Single Leg Stance / Arms at Side / Eyes Closed

Sets: 1
Repeat: 2 times on each side
Hold Time: 30 seconds each time
Sessions: 1 Mon, Wed, Fri


Single Leg Stance with Forward Trunk Lean

Sets: 1
Repeat: 2 times on each side
Hold Time: 30 seconds each time
Sessions: 1 Mon, Wed, Fri


Single Leg Stance with Foot Reach

Sets: 1
Repeat: 2 times on each side
Hold Time: 30 seconds each time
Sessions: 1 Mon, Wed, Fri

 

Disclaimer

The information in this video is intended for informational and educational purposes only and in no way should be taken to be the provision or practice of physical therapy, medical, or professional healthcare advice or services. The information should not be considered complete or exhaustive and should not be used for diagnostic or treatment purposes without first consulting with your physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician or other healthcare provider. The owners of this website accept no responsibility for the misuse of information contained within this website.