Want your elderly loved one to stay safe? Learn 6 useful tips on preventing falls!
As a caregiver, it is important to know the steps you can take to help prevent your elderly loved ones from suffering a fall. Here are some tips provided by Ms Heng Wan Xu an, Physiotherapist at the Falls and Mobility Clinic, Department of Physiotherapy, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), a member of the SingHealth group.
7 Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors and Caregivers
Properly managing your loved one’s medical condition and making sure that he or she takes medication on time contributes to fall prevention. Also, take note of medicines or combinations of medicines that cause side effects such as dizziness or drowsiness.
Taking more than 4 medicines pose a risk of falls for the elderly. If your loved ones are taking more than 4 medicines, do get a doctor in charge to review the medication.
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