Remember that saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”?
It may not apply to everything, but when it comes to avoiding a fall, a little prevention goes a long way.
Each year, one in four people over age 65 falls. Some falls can cause serious injury. But even if it doesn’t, a fall can make people afraid they will fall again. That can lead them to move less and lose physical fitness. So, moving less can increase the risk for falling.
Fortunately, there are easy steps you can take to prevent falls in the first place.
Safety tips for your homeThese minor changes can make a major difference in making a house more fall-proof:
Safety tips away from homeThese five tips could help prevent a fall outside the house.
Great news 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.
*The Healthy Activity Portal is a website owned and operated by HealthMine, Inc., an independent company that provides digital health and personal clinical engagement tools and services for Blue Cross Medicare Advantage members.
Registration is required to participate. Visit www.BlueRewardsIL.com to register and see what Healthy Actions earn rewards. Maximum annual rewards of $100 in gift cards. One reward per Healthy Action per year. Healthy Action dates of service must be in the current plan year. Healthy Actions that earn rewards are subject to change.
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