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6 Easy Steps To Reducing Falls

Are you or someone you love at risk of falling?


Here are six easy steps you can take today to help your older loved one reduce their risk of a fall:

1. Enlist their support in taking simple steps to stay safe. Ask your older loved one if they’re concerned about falling. Many older adults recognize that falling is a risk, but they believe it won’t happen to them or they won’t get hurt.

2. Discuss their current health conditions. Find out if your older loved one is experiencing any problems with managing their own health.

3. Ask about their last eye checkup. If your older loved one wears glasses, make sure they have a current prescription and they’re using the glasses as advised by their eye doctor.

4. Notice if they’re holding onto walls, furniture, or someone else when walking. A trained physical therapist can help your older loved one improve their balance, strength, and gait through exercise. Make sure to follow their advice.

5. Talk about their medications. If your older loved one is having a hard time keeping track of medicines or is experiencing side effects, encourage them to discuss their concerns with their doctor and pharmacist. Suggest that they have their medications reviewed each time they get a new prescription.

6. Do a walk-through safety assessment of their home.
Lighting: Increase lighting throughout the house, especially at the top and bottom of stairs.
Stairs: Make sure there are two secure rails on all stairs.
Bathrooms: Install grab bars in the tub/shower and near the toilet.

Help is available

I am hosting a Balance and Dizziness Workshop coming up.

During the workshop–

I will reveal the single biggest #1 mistake most balance and dizziness sufferers make…and how to not make this mistake…and if you make this mistake…learn how to overcome it.

You will learn the 3 most common causes of vertigo…dizziness…balance problems…and unsteadiness.

I will show you a sure fire way to pick the right treatment for the cause of your condition.

And most importantly, you will see what successful treatment looks like…including one amazingly simple treatment that takes less than 5 minutes to fix a certain type of vertigo.

Click here to register and hold you spot.

 

Sincerely,

Arlan Alburo, PT, MTC

 

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