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How do I reduce the chance of my dad falling?

My dad is very unsteady on his feet due to Parkinson's. I don't want to take away what independence and mobility he still has left but I don't want him to fall and break something either.
Status: Open    Nov 23, 2014 - 02:01 AM

Senior Health & Nutrition, Caregiving

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Sep 28, 2015 - 09:55 AM

We have a couple of articles discussing fall prevention on our blog that you may find helpful:

Senior Fall Prevention

5 Proven Approaches Geriatricians Use to Prevent Falls

Top 5 Ways to Reduce Falls in Senior Living Communities



Jan 11, 2015 - 09:07 PM

This is a great question. My dad has neuropathy as a result of diabetes. He uses a cane but refuses to use a walker. I am so very afraid he is going to fall. How do I handle this?

Jan 12, 2015 - 02:40 PM

If your Dad is not using a walker, in the house, suggest it to him. Does he have a "Life Line?' I have Parkinson's too & I attend physio therapy 2 x / week. and it has improved my balance tremendously. I have fallen a lot myself, but I have taken courses on knowing how to fall. They have really helped. The more he walks, the better. In this weather he can walk in the Malls.. I have had to quit driving, and I use wheel trans a lot. Good luck with the above suggestions.
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