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  • Talk to your doctor about preventing falls or treating problems with balance or walking.
  • Have your vision and hearing checked regularly.
  • Review your prescription and over-the-counter medications with your doctor or pharmacist.
    • Be aware of medication side effects, some may cause dizziness.
    • Always review your over-the-counter medications, such as aspirin and cold medicines, with your doctor or pharmacist to avoid interactions.
  • Stay active and engage in daily exercise.
    • Try to exercise for 30 minutes every day. You can break it into small chunks to make it more manageable.
    • No time to head to the gym? Try stretching and strength exercises. They are free and easy to do at home.
  • Make your home safer by reducing tripping hazards.
    • Remove throw rugs and keep pathways clear.
    • Keep your home well lit, and use nightlights in bedrooms, bathrooms and hallways.
    • Use non-slip grips in your tub or shower.
    • Install grab bars and railings if necessary.

If you’ve experienced falls in your home or the community, contact your doctor.


For more information, see MN Falls Prevention

Content sources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention