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Each year, one in four people over age 65 takes a nasty tumble. Sometimes a fall can cause serious injury. Even if it doesn’t, a fall can make people afraid they will fall again. As a result, they may move less and experience a decline in their physical fitness. Moving less can actually increase a person’s risk for falls.
Fortunately, there are easy steps you can take to prevent falls.
A few minor changes can help make your home more fall-proof.
These five tips could help prevent a fall when you are out and about.
Here’s some great news for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Medicare Advantage members: If you have a Fall Risk Assessment, you may qualify for a $25 gift card through our Rewards and Incentives program. Visit the Healthy Activity Portal* to learn more.
Originally published 10/13/2018; Revised 2021
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