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Falls Prevention: Tips to Prevent Falls
Talk About It! - Talk to Your Doctor

​Why talk to your doctor about falls?

  • Many of the causes for a fall are can bTalktoe changed and your doctor may be able to help you.
  • Be honest. Talking to your doctor can be one of the best ways to remain independent.
  • A fall can be a warning sign of illness or a side effect of medication.
  • Your doctor can provide referrals with other health care professionals such as eye doctors, physical therapists, and other community resources.

What you can do:

  • Tell your doctor about any falls, even if you are not hurt..
  • Write down what happened in the fall.
    • What were you doing? (Circumstances of the fall)
    • How did you feel before the fall? After the fall?
    • Were you injured? What was the injury?
  • Bring a list of questions to your appointment. It can be hard to remember everything that you want to talk about.
  • Questions to ask your doctor:
    • What should I do after a fall?
    • Do any of my medications put me at a higher risk for falls?
    • Should I have a referra to have a visions specialist?
    • What type of physical activity is appropriate for me?
    • Are there any assistive devices (can, walker, etc) that are appropriate for me?
    • Are there any community resources or classes that could help me to reduce my risk of falling?

Last Modified: Friday, March 21, 2014 |
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