Each year 1 in 3 older adults will experience a fall; which is why it’s vitally important to pay attention to your body and stay on top of your balance. To prevent falls, the CDC recommends adults age 65+ should be screened yearly for fall risk or any time after a fall occurs. You can also check your risk for falling by answering the below 12 questions.
Therapy Can Help Reduce Falls & Improve Balance
Talk with your doctor if you fall, worry about falling, or feel unsteady. Physical Therapists provide balance training to restore and correct your balance. Occupational Therapists provide training on assistive devices and home safety to reduce your risk for falls.