Health professionals can identify ways to reduce the older adult's risk of falling, suggest resources and help explore options.
If the older adult falls, is unsteady or worries about falling, tell their health professional right away.
Otherwise, the older adult or you can ask during a medical appointment how to prevent falls. If you can collect information beforehand, the health professional will have a fuller picture of the older adult's situation.
To help health professionals determine and address the older adult's fall risks, tell them about any:
If the older adult falls, important details to share with health professionals include if the older adult:
If the older adult or you have multiple concerns or questions, ask if you can schedule a longer appointment with the health professional. When you make the appointment, tell them you want to discuss falls, fall risks or fall prevention.