illi BINGHAM MEMORIAL HEALTH FOCUSPresented by Bingham Memorial HospitalStaying Safe at Home:Fall Prevention"For the elderly, a fall can be scary and extremely painful. It canalso take away their ability to function on their own, or worse, itcan even be deadly. Having your vision checked and a few fix-upsaround your home can help you stay put and stay independent."any things in life get better But falls don't have to happen. There non-skid treads: mark edges with vision disorders like dry eye, agewith age Unfortunately, are many things you can do to help reflective tape. On smooth floors, use related macular degencration, andvision isn't one of them. According prevent falls in your own home. Sma double-sided tape under area rugsto the American Academy of changes can make a huge difference. avoid waxes. In bathtubs, use non 5Ophthalmology, as you age, you are Here's a short list of potential safety skid stripsat higher risk of developing age-hazads. Think of them as fallsglaucoma," Dr. Anderson says.Dr. Anderson's scope of practicescases ofthe cyc, and he also specializes inPets: House pets are a frequent cause performing state-of-the-art cataractrelated eye diseases and conditions waiting to happen. Correct as many Storage: Store often-used items at includes treatment for diwaist levelthat can affect your vision. Falls arethe leading cause of injury and deathfor people over 65, and poor vision isone causeas you can. (Some fixes may requirethe work of a handyman.)Lightingother traffic areas well-t? Replace down and gently nudge Fido orAre hallways, stairs and offalls. Prod the floor before stepping and LASIK surgery, plastic surgeryOne in three older Americans falls any dim or bumed-out bulbs. Use Princess Sophia Kitty out of the waycach year, and every 18 seconds an nightlightsolder adult is treated in an emergencyroom for falling-related injuries. Pahays: Are fic areas clear? OuThe elderly and people with serious Remove obstacles, including Bradley J Anderson, suggests thatHave Your Vision CheckedDr. Anderson welcomes paticntsr friendly Ophthalmologist, Dr. in Blackfoot. To schedule anillnesses have certain risk factors for fumiture, electrical cords, loose rugs at ae 40, eryone should have a appointment, please call:falling. Their eyesight, balance, and and any clutter.strength aren't as good as they oncewere. Their medications may make Handrails: Are there hand railings on every 2 to 4 years, and then every lthem weak or dizzy or blur their both sides of stainvays? Grab bars by to 2 years at age 60. This wil allowvision. Pain may cause them to move the bathtub/shower and toilet?in an awkward or unsteady waybaseline comprehensive dilated cye (208) 785-3800. Se habla Españolexam, followed by regular examsBINGHAM MEMORIAL HOSPITALyour doctor to check for cataracts.Slippery areas On stairs, se as well as other often unnoticed

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illi BINGHAM MEMORIAL HEALTH FOCUS Presented by Bingham Memorial Hospital Staying Safe at Home: Fall Prevention "For the elderly, a fall can be scary and extremely painful. It can also take away their ability to function on their own, or worse, it can even be deadly. Having your vision checked and a few fix-ups around your home can help you stay put and stay independent." any things in life get better But falls don't have to happen. There non-skid treads: mark edges with vision disorders like dry eye, age with age Unfortunately, are many things you can do to help reflective tape. On smooth floors, use related macular degencration, and vision isn't one of them. According prevent falls in your own home. Sma double-sided tape under area rugs to the American Academy of changes can make a huge difference. avoid waxes. In bathtubs, use non 5 Ophthalmology, as you age, you are Here's a short list of potential safety skid strips at higher risk of developing age-hazads. Think of them as falls glaucoma," Dr. Anderson says. Dr. Anderson's scope of practice scases of the cyc, and he also specializes in Pets: House pets are a frequent cause performing state-of-the-art cataract related eye diseases and conditions waiting to happen. Correct as many Storage: Store often-used items at includes treatment for di waist level that can affect your vision. Falls are the leading cause of injury and death for people over 65, and poor vision is one cause as you can. (Some fixes may require the work of a handyman.) Lighting other traffic areas well-t? Replace down and gently nudge Fido or Are hallways, stairs and offalls. Prod the floor before stepping and LASIK surgery, plastic surgery One in three older Americans falls any dim or bumed-out bulbs. Use Princess Sophia Kitty out of the way cach year, and every 18 seconds an nightlights older adult is treated in an emergency room for falling-related injuries. Pahays: Are fic areas clear? Ou The elderly and people with serious Remove obstacles, including Bradley J Anderson, suggests that Have Your Vision Checked Dr. Anderson welcomes paticnts r friendly Ophthalmologist, Dr. in Blackfoot. To schedule an illnesses have certain risk factors for fumiture, electrical cords, loose rugs at ae 40, eryone should have a appointment, please call: falling. Their eyesight, balance, and and any clutter. strength aren't as good as they once were. Their medications may make Handrails: Are there hand railings on every 2 to 4 years, and then every l them weak or dizzy or blur their both sides of stainvays? Grab bars by to 2 years at age 60. This wil allow vision. Pain may cause them to move the bathtub/shower and toilet? in an awkward or unsteady way baseline comprehensive dilated cye (208) 785-3800. Se habla Español exam, followed by regular exams BINGHAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL your doctor to check for cataracts. Slippery areas On stairs, se as well as other often unnoticed

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