A balance disorder is a disturbance of the inner ear that can make you feel unsteady or like you’re moving or spinning.
Many older people fall because of unsafe surroundings at home. Use these suggestions to safeguard against some likely household hazards.
In an emergency, it is easy to "forget" even the most well-known information. That's why it is crucial for you to complete the information in this form for each member of your household.
As you age, your risk for falling increases. More than one-third of people ages 65 and older and half of those ages 75 and older fall each year. And many falls in older adults result in fractures and other severe injuries.
About 75 percent of all falls occur at home. Taking certain precautions and exercising to stay physically strong can prevent many of them.
Although it's impossible to prevent all falls, you can help keep yourself safe by improving your balance and employing "fall-proofing" behaviors.
Vital signs are useful in detecting or monitoring medical problems. Vital signs can be measured in a medical setting, at home, at the site of a medical emergency, or elsewhere.
The best way to reduce your risk is to improve your overall level of fitness and flexibility.