At some point, most older adults will suffer from a fall-related injury that will land them in the emergency room. These injuries may include a broken hip or bone, making it difficult for these seniors to move about their home or get their daily responsibilities done. Most of these injuries are preventable, but the seniors lack the balancing, strength, and flexibility skills they need to prevent it from happening.
One way to lower your loved one’s risk of falling is to have an elder care provider take care of them and make sure they are safe at all times. Another way, with their doctor’s approval, is to engage in the following exercises to help improve their balance.
Older adults who increase their balance will have fewer mobility problems and accidents that can easily occur at their home. Encourage your loved one to try these moves to help them increase their strength and fitness level.