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Did you know that falling among older adults is not a natural part of aging? Each year, there are about 37 million falls among older adults, resulting in 3 million emergency department visits. But guess what? Most of these falls are preventable! That's right, with the right knowledge and precautions, you can significantly reduce the risk of falling. S o, what can you do to prevent falls? The first and most crucial step is talking with your healthcare provider. They can assess your risk factors, review your medications, and recommend specific exercises to improve balance and strength.
Remember, a fall can have serious consequences, but by taking proactive steps, you can significantly reduce your risk. This National Fall Prevention Awareness Week, let's prioritize our safety and well-being. Share these tips with your loved ones and help create a safer environment for everyone. Together, we can prevent falls and enjoy a happy, healthy life!
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