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Falls are a common occurrence in the older population.
Complications of a fall may lead to fractures, hospitalization, rehabilitation and long-term care. Most falls happen in the hours of 6:00a.m. – 10:00a.m. and 4:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.

These guidelines have been provided to help reduce risk of falling. No one is free from risk of a fall, it can happen to you!
Please read these tips and remember to follow them. We need your cooperation to help keep you safe!

Request assistance when you need to get up from your chair or bed, or when doing activities that you know cannot do alone.

Sit at the edge of the bed before standing to reduce dizziness.

Take your time when moving around, do not rush! Use a walker or cane, if ordered by your physician.

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Turn the lights on as you enter rooms and hallways. Use night lights. Adequate lighting will reduce the chance of falls.

Keep the items you use most often at arm's reach (i.e. remote, light, telephone, water, etc.)

Assess your living space for clutter (i.e. scatter rugs, excessive furniture, electrical cords on the floor, etc.)

Clutter could be a hazzard to your health.

Wear hearing aids or glasses while you are awake (if ordered by physician).

Ask your doctor or nurse what medications may make you feel drowsy or less alert.

Know your own limitations! Discuss your concerns with our staff and your family.

Remember these special tips to help keep you safer where you live.





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