Care recipient (cr) is at risk for falling or has fallen in the past

Try: See physician to diagnose potential physical problems and to provide solutions remove throw rugs as these become bunched and cause trips or can be slip hazards install grab bars in bathrooms and hallways consider an emergency home response system ehrs and encourage the cr to wear the device which will signal for help with the touch of a button in case of falls a possibly cheaper alternative to the ehrs is a cell phone which can be used to call 911 in an emergency check with local agencies as special cell phones that only dial 911 may be available for free or reduced cost remind the cr to carry ehrs signal or cell phone with him or her at all times attach to a necklace to help him or her remember it is there

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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