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Safety Point: Preventing Falls

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Everyone falls down sometimes.
  • If you fall, you could break a bone or cut yourself.
  • Sometimes, falls can even cause death.
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Some people are more likely to fall than others.
  • You are more likely to fall if:
  • You have epilepsy
  • You have cerebral palsy
  • You are elderly
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If you fall, tell someone right away.
  • Tell someone else that you fell so that they can help make sure you did not hurt yourself.
  • If you fall down and cannot get up, yell for help or try to get to a phone.
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There are things you can do to keep yourself safe.
  • If you use a cane or a walker, learn how to use it properly.
  • Walk slowly and do not run.
  • Keep your floor clutter-free to avoid tripping.
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More Tips to Avoid Falling:
  • Hold onto the railings when you are walking up or down the stairs.
  • Never put anything on the stairs.
  • Keep your floors dry.
  • Put night lights around your house to avoid falling at night.
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More ways to make your home a safer place:
  • Put lights in the yard and the driveway.
  • Put carpet or a rubber runner on the stairs.
  • Put non-skid mats under rugs.
  • Buy a rubber mat, a shower bench, or bars for your shower.

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