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Things to Have the Doctor Check After a Fall

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Often, a medical visit after a fall is mainly about addressing the injuries an older person may have suffered.

Although this step is certainly important, to prevent future falls, it’s important to have your loved one’s primary healthcare provider check on all the things that could have contributed to your loved one’s fall.

Here’s a list of things that we, as a professional provider of home health care in Fredericksburg, Virginia, recommend you ask your loved one’s doctor to check:

  • Underlying illnesses.
    Any new medical condition can increase a senior’s risk of falling. A few common issues include:

  • Blood pressure fluctuations.
    If your loved one is taking blood pressure medications, have their doctor get their blood pressure when sitting and standing up. Some blood pressure medicines cause blood pressure to drop when standing. This could eventually lead to a fall.
  • Medication Review
    Bring all of your loved one’s prescriptions during their next doctor’s visit. Have their physician check which ones can cause side-effects that could result in a fall e.g., dizziness, blurry vision, drowsiness.
  • Gait and Balance
    It’s normal for a senior’s balance to become impaired as they get older. This is why seniors are at such a high risk of falls. By checking their gait and balance, doctors can prescribe the right treatments and therapies to help improve a senior’s condition.
  • Responsible and Reliable Care
    if you’re looking for a professional Home Health Aide in Virginia to support and protect your loved ones as they continue to live independently at home, we have just what you need.

Get in touch with us, ABSOLUTE HOME HEALTHCARE INC., to learn more about our services.

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