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Prevention of Falls

As people grow older, a fall can result not only in broken bones but also in a loss of confidence, loss of mobility and fear of leaving home.  The HSE recently provided the following tips on staying safe:

  • Have your vision checked
  • Keep floors and walkways clear
  • Wear well-fitted shoes with non-slip soles
  • Use a non-slip shower or bath mat
  • If you have a fall, even a minor one, make sure you visit your GP for a check-up
  • Consider wearing a personal alarm so that family or neighbours are alerted if you fall
  • Eat regular hot meals and drink plenty of fluids.  This willkeep you warm and will give you energy to keep active

More Information on Fall Prevention 

Follow this link for more information on fall prevention: http://www.hse.ie/eng/health/az/F/Falls/

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