Balance problems may be worse when dim lighting makes it hard for the eye to focus on a horizon or judge the environment

Try: Consider installing handrails in hallways install grab bars in bathroom use nightlights to mark the path from the cr’s bed to the bathroom keep walker or cane in easy reach at bedside when changing positions from lying down to rising or sitting to standing stop and be still for a few moments to get balanced in the new position

Materials: Walker or cane if needed grab bars and handrails nightlights

Categories: Medical Physical, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Some Supervision, 70-79

Information: Loss of balance can be caused by medication inner ear damage or infection general weakness or a change in blood pressure during movement consistent loss of balance should be talked about with a doctor

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

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