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Vik re:falling
Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 12:47 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 15728


Vik, you posted on the Caregiver board that you fall a lot.  Have you checked that out with your doctor?  Falls are common and can be dangerous.  Your local hospital may have a falls prevention program that can evaluate you and give you advice.  A local hospital where I live provided such a program for seniors for free. 

 

Iris


Vik
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:47 AM
Joined: 2/26/2019
Posts: 109


I had physical therapy to prevent falls a long time ago. I will check with our hospital to see if they hav a free program. I use a cane and sometimes a walker.  THANKS for ur suggestion!
Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 12:31 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 15728


Vik, since you use a cane and a walker, strengthening and balancing exercises can be very helpful.  Injuries from falls are a major reason for admission to long term care facilities.  You probably already know that.

Iris


 
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