Tripping or slipping is a simple thing that can change your life. If you fall, you could break a bone like thousands of men and women do every year. Though a broken bone may not initially sound like it could be life-threatening, it can definitely lead to severe problems for the elderly in our community.
There are many things that can cause a fall. It’s possible that your eyesight or hearing may not be as sharp as it was when you were younger. Diabetes, heart disease, or problems with your thyroid, nerves, feet, or blood vessels can affect your balance.
Don’t let fear of falling keep you from being active, however. There are a many activities that you can do to decrease your likelihood of falling. Things like gardening, walking with friends, or going to the local senior center can help you stay healthy. The good news is that there are a lot of simple ways you can prevent most falls.
Housing Assistance is your partner in fall prevention. We provide services and home modifications to make your house a safer place to life. If you are afraid that you might fall in your home due to unsafe conditions, give us a call at (828) 679 4744.