Always talk with your doctor when you are having falls. Sometimes you need to encourage them to listen and address your issues. Consider the use of a call-alert to use when you fall so help can come quickly.
- Medication review. If able, reducing or discontinuing medications that are at risk for falls or may cause an increase in falls. A lower dose or changing to a different medication may also help. Watch especially when starting a new medication for possible side effects.
- Checking blood pressures. Checking your blood pressure when sitting and standing may note a variation in your blood pressure which could cause falls due to a sudden drop in blood pressure.
- Gait, balance and strength. Poor balance and decline in leg strength can put you at risk for falls. Working with physical therapy to improve balance and strength can help a lot. Occupational therapy can assess the home for safety and recommend modifications.