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Access-Ability Offers the Loan of Durable Medical Equipment to Help People Gain Greater Independence

Check List for Fall Prevention

Warning Signs

1. Do you exercise less than three times a week?

2.  Do you sometimes feel weak, dizzy, or unsteady

on your feet?

3.  Have you experienced changes in your eyesight?
        Bifocals or Trifocals

4.  Have you had a vision exam in the last year?              

     Spectacles, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration?)
5.  Do you have foot problems or ill-fitting shoes?

     Have you been diagnosed with a chronic medical         condition, such as:

        Arthritis
       Diabetes
       Osteoporosis
       Parkinson’s Disease
       Depression

7.  Do you have tripping, slipping, or other hazards at home?

       • Floors, rugs, or clutter
       • Stairs and steps
       • Bathroom (toilet, bath, or shower)
       • Bedroom
8.  Do you use an assistive device?
      Toilet risers, handrails, walkers or canes

9.  Do you worry about falling? So much so that you avoid things you are capable    of doing?

10. Do you know how to:
      • Reach safely overhead?
       • Rise from a chair/sit down safely?
       • Set up off the floor safely?