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Fall Prevention


Everything you need to know about falls and tips to keep you and your loved ones safe. Falls may not be harmful unfortunately but they can cause irreparable damage to seniors.


Falling can be dangerous because it can lead to broken bones, concussions, and even complications in health. Unfortunately, seniors suffer from balancing issues and are the number one reason why we see an increase in falls among seniors.

Prevention

  • Proper seating area

  • Avoid standing up quickly (Standing up too quickly will cause blood pressure to go up and cause dizziness)

  • Use assisted devices such as a cane and/or walker

  • Using handrails when walking up or down the stairs

  • Use a slip-resistant shower tub when showering

  • Stay Active

  • Get enough sleep

  • Regular check-ups for vision and hearing loss

  • Monitor side effects of medication and let your doctor know if you experience dizziness or sleepiness

  • Wear appropriate shoes and avoid walking in socks

  • Carry a mobile phone or special necklace that calls for help

What should you do if you fall?

  • Stay calm

  • Call for help, ask someone for help or call 911

  • If you are unable to stand up on your own, call an ambulance

  • Let your doctor know if you fall

In order to help stop the spread, Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar is NOW offering Telemedicine (Telehealth/video call). Please call us at 520-257-4907 or to schedule, your flu shot or COVID vaccine click on the link https://www.tucsonclinicamedicafamiliar.com/booking-calendar


Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar is a family medicine practice that offers medical treatment to the whole family. We specialize in Geriatrics, Pediatrics, and Family Medicine. Our bilingual providers are located in Tucson, AZ in the Santa Cruz Plaza. We are here to meet all your healthcare needs. We accept most insurances, please give us a call to request more information.



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