Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among Older Adults
(HealthDay News) -- Every 11 seconds, an elderly person is taken to the hospital for a fall-related injury, says the U.S. National Council on Aging.
Though the number is staggering, most falls are preventable, the council says.
The council encourages elderly people to:
Find a balance and exercise program.
Speak with a health care provider.
Regularly review your medications and note side effects.
Get your vision and hearing checked annually.
Keep your home safe.
Enlist the support of family members.
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