As we get older, we are at a higher risk of falling; a single trip or slip can significantly change your life. A higher risk of falling can be due to:

•Medications that can cause dizziness
•Deteriorating eyesight
•Paths in the home that are blocked
•Weakness due to poor nutrition
•Chronic conditions
•Balance and gait

Some ways to help prevent falls include:

•Nutrition-Protein and Vit D
•Eating 3-4 oz of protein 3 times per day (20-30 gms) to support muscle mass
•800-200 mg of Vit D to support bone health
•Home inspection
•Eye exam
•Encouraging weight-bearing movement as appropriate
•Medication review
•Proper supportive shoes
•Support devices; canes, walkers, bars