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Older adults living alone, compared to those who live with others, have an increased chance of re-hospitalization due to falls, among other causes. Fall prevention is crucial, especially for older adults. Fall prevention programs are designed to adhere to the unique needs of everyone. By providing fall management tips that are focused on educating seniors on various safety procedures and precautions, we can help minimize the risk of falls. Here are a few more tips to further enhance fall prevention:


General Tips:

  • Stay physically active: Regular exercise, including activities that improve balance and strength, can help reduce the risk of falls.
  • Wear appropriate footwear: Choose shoes that are comfortable, provide good support, and have non-slip soles.


In the Bathroom:

  • Consider installing a raised toilet seat with armrests for added stability.
  • Use a shower chair with a backrest if standing for long periods is difficult.
  • Install handrails or grab bars in the shower or bathtub to provide support while bathing.


Around the Home:

  • Secure loose rugs and carpets with non-slip backing or double-sided tape.
  • Install handrails on both sides of staircases.
  • Ensure that rooms and hallways are well lit and use nightlights to provide illumination during nighttime.


Medication Management:

  • Review your medications with your doctor or pharmacist regularly to identify potential side effects or interactions that may increase the risk of falls.
  • Take medications as prescribed and follow the recommended dosage.
  • Be cautious with medications that can cause dizziness or drowsiness and take necessary precautions when engaging in activities that require alertness.


Additional Safety Measures:

  • Keep emergency contact numbers readily accessible, such as by the phone or programmed into a mobile device.
  • Consider wearing a personal emergency response system (PERS) or having a medical alert device that can be used to call for help in case of a fall or other emergencies.



Preventing falls is no small task but having a support system and knowledgeable staff behind you will maximize safety and reduce fall risk. It’s important to note that these suggestions may not be suitable for everyone, and it’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice based on individual circumstances.


Having a support system and knowledgeable staff can significantly contribute to maximizing safety and reducing the risk of falls. In addition to the tips provided earlier, here are a few more suggestions to enhance fall prevention:


  • Regularly assess the home environment for potential hazards and make necessary modifications, such as removing clutter, ensuring proper lighting, and using non-slip mats or grip tapes on slippery surfaces.
  • Encourage regular vision and hearing check-ups to address any impairments that may contribute to fall risk.
  • Consult with a healthcare professional or physical therapist to develop a personalized exercise program that focuses on improving balance, strength, and flexibility.
  • Encourage the use of assistive devices such as canes, walkers, or grab bars as needed.
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet, adequate hydration, and sufficient rest to maintain overall well-being.


Remember, falls can happen to anyone, but with proper precautions, education, and support, their occurrence can be minimized. It’s important to stay vigilant, assess risk factors regularly, and adapt preventive measures accordingly. Whether you or a loved one need home care, memory care, post-acute care, or general assisted living, be sure you find a supportive team to receive the quality care you or your loved one deserves.

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