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Fall Prevention With Safe Steps

Ronkonkoma Physical Therapist

Does falling keep getting in the way of your life? Well it doesn’t have to anymore! Falls can be prevented now thanks to Safe Steps. The Safe Steps Fall Prevention Program can help you.

Every year, one in three adults over the age of 65 suffer from accidental falls. Here are some ways you can start preventing falls at home:

  • Staying active

  • Healthy diet

  • Wear comfortable shoes

  • Consult your physical therapist about improving your balance.

  • Keep your place well-lit

  • Keep your place tidy and safe

We provide all sorts of advice on fall prevention, and taking these tips can save you in the long run. Along with maintaining a healthy diet, the Safe Steps program can help restore your balance by providing strength and balance rehab, a free fall risk screening, patient and home safety education. If you are unable to leave your home, we even provide home visits, and while there, we can help tidy up your home to make it safer and neater.

If you have some autumn or winter projects planned ahead, the Safe Steps program can give you advice on how to do them carefully. For risky projects such as hanging up Christmas lights, we can advise you on to do it safely, by making sure you use a good ladder, as well as having a spotter on hand to watch you and call for help if needed. Ask your physical therapist before taking on risky projects like this, as they can provide the proper advice on how to be careful and prevent falling.

By following this advice, you will be less at risk for falling in your home. If you know a senior citizen who may be at risk for falling, you can help them by sharing this with them. You can do a good favor and save them in the long run and help them live a healthier lifestyle. They will thank you for it later.

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