Dr. MJ Bazos MD, Patient Handout

Falls: How to Lower Your Risk

Who is at risk of falling?

Anyone can fall, although the risk is higher in older people. Each year, falls occur in about a third of people 75 years of age or older who are living in their homes. This increased risk of falling may be the result of changes that come with aging plus other medical conditions, such as arthritis, cataracts or hip surgery.

What can I do to lower my risk of falling?

Because most falls (75%) occur in the home, you can make sure your home is safe by following these tips:

What else can I do?

Take good care of your body. Try to stay healthy by following these tips: