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As more and more people enter nursing homes, falls become more prevalent. Here are some ways Nursing Homes can prevent those falls:

  1. Exercise is extremely important. Tai Chi or Yoga can be helpful
  2. Medication interactions often make people dizzy. Care should be taken to make sure there are not interactions.
  3. Frequent eye exams can prevent problems with sight.
  4. Proper lighting or night lights can help.
  5. Remove clutter and throw rugs, they can be deadly.
  6. Install handrails where needed.

These simple steps can prevent a fall and devastating consequences. The government has an excellent site to help prevent falls.

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