How to prevent falls
What can I do to prevent falls?
There are many ways to make your home safer to lower your risk of falling.
Things you can adjust in your house include:
Other things you can do to lower your risk of falls include:
- Use walking aids recommended by your therapist
- Wear non-slip low-heeled shoes
- Exercise every day to improve your mobility, strength and balance
- Review medicines with your doctor or pharmacist. Some drugs can make you drowsy and dizzy.
Getting a personal emergency response system may also help. These devices help you call 911 in case you fall or get hurt while alone. They are often small buttons you can wear around your neck. Visit the Toronto Central Healthline website to find product examples.
What happens if I fall?
Sometimes, falls happen.
Watch a video about how to be helped up after a fall: