Taking extra precautions can cut risk of falls in older adults Pt. 2
With the help of an occupational therapist, Betty Strum has changed her life; specifically her home life. With the help of grab bars and railings she’s reduced her risk of falling. Nearly thirty percent of adults over the age of 65 who live at home fall each year. Modifying the home environment is one way to reduce the risk of falling. Other strategies include: improving strength and balance through exercise, managing medications, and improving vision.