FALL PREVENTION

Tips

1.  VISION AND GLASSES CHECK-UPS!  Elders need to see as clearly as possible.  (This is probably food for thought for any of us 50+ers!  Back when I was still a "fifty-something," I realized one dark, rainy night that I could not read the street signs on an unfamiliar road. Till that night, I had not realized I needed glasses for driving!)

2.  DRINK RESPONSIBLY!

Elders, like all of us, need to consider when, where, and how much alcohol to consume.  


3.  DON'T BE "CHILL" ABOUT A SPILL!  Spills on tile/linoleum floors can be a big hazard!  Clean them up right away.  If you can't bend over, drop paper towels on top of the spill until you can get help.  Milk, grease, dog saliva--many liquids--can send a person of any age sliding and falling!


4.  ICKY, BUT IMPORTANT...

Ear wax can build up and cause balance problems.  Keep up with ear hygiene and see an ENT doctor if necessary.