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    • About Balance and Safety

      A balance disorder is a disturbance of the inner ear that can make you feel unsteady or like you’re moving or spinning.

    • Easy Ways for Older Adults to Prevent Falls

      Many older people fall because of unsafe surroundings at home. Use these suggestions to safeguard against some likely household hazards.

    • Emergency Information Form

      In an emergency, it is easy to "forget" even the most well-known information. That's why it is crucial for you to complete the information in this form for each member of your household.

    • For Seniors: How to Prevent Falls

      As you age, your risk for falling increases. More than one-third of people ages 65 and older and half of those ages 75 and older fall each year. And many falls in older adults result in fractures and other severe injuries.

    • Preventing Falls

      About 75 percent of all falls occur at home. Taking certain precautions and exercising to stay physically strong can prevent many of them.

    • Preventing Falls One Step at a Time

      Although it's impossible to prevent all falls, you can help keep yourself safe by improving your balance and employing "fall-proofing" behaviors.

    • Vital Signs (Body Temperature, Pulse Rate, Respiration Rate, Blood Pressure)

      Vital signs are useful in detecting or monitoring medical problems. Vital signs can be measured in a medical setting, at home, at the site of a medical emergency, or elsewhere.

    • You Can Keep Yourself From Falling

      The best way to reduce your risk is to improve your overall level of fitness and flexibility.