Fall Prevention Plans
Falls can have serious consequences for older adults, including injury, loss of independence, and even death. Therefore, fall prevention is an important consideration for seniors and their caregivers. The potential benefits of fall prevention efforts include:
There are a number of strategies that can be effective in preventing falls, including exercises to improve balance and strength, modifications to the home environment, and the use of assistive devices. It is important to work with a healthcare provider or a physical therapist to identify the most appropriate fall prevention strategies for an individual's needs.