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5 Tips to Protect Against Falls

  1. Get your vision checked. Being able to see rocky terrain or unstable surfaces will help keep you safe.
  2. Tying in with our first tip: Check your surroundings for hazards such as uneven surfaces, slippery floors, small rugs, or unstable handrails.
  3. Be sure to understand how any medications may affect you, including your balance.
  4. Help ensure your loved ones and those with disabilities have a safe environment adapted to their physical needs.
  5. Keep your hearing in top shape, starting with hearing exams once a year and whenever you’re having trouble understanding — especially if you’re having difficulty while dining out, watching TV, or talking on the phone.