Key Takeaways

  • Only half of older adults tell their doctor about a fall or a fear of falling.

  • These tips can help you get the most out of an important conversation with your doctor about falls prevention.

  • Print and share this falls prevention tip sheet with your loved ones and their caregivers.

Don't let embarassment keep you from talking to your doctor about falls, whether you've fallen before or are afraid you might be at risk for a fall. Asking questions now can keep you safe in the future.

These six tips will help you get the most out of your conversation. 

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90FPSG0051 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.