Falls can cause major injury and cause a person to go to the hospital, or even a nursing home. Falls can be prevented though. It is important for you to tell your provider if you have fallen or are afraid of falling.
There are many possible causes of falls in seniors, including:
- Weak legs and unstable walking
- Balance problems
- Poor vision
- Memory problems
- Certain types of medications
- Your blood pressure drops when you are standing
Even routine activities can lead to a fall. Talk to your provider and look at ways to minimize your risk of falling in your home.