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Take Control of Your Health: 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall

By: National Council on Aging

Every 11 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. Many falls are preventable. Stay safe with these tips:

  1. Find a good balance and exercise program
  2. Talk to your health care provider
  3. Regularly review your medications with your doctor or pharmacist
  4. Get you vision and hearing checked annually and update your eyeglasses
  5. Keep your home safe
  6. Talk to your family members

To learn more, visit and download this helpful reference tip guide (pdf).

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