Preventing falls - what to ask your doctorFall prevention - what to ask your doctor
Many people with medical problems are at risk of falling or tripping. This can leave you with broken bones or more serious injuries. You can do many things to make your home safer for you to prevent falls.
Below are questions you may want to ask your health care provider to help keep your home safe for you.
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