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Falls in older population

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

In The Fan Lauren Richardson is keeping a close watch on falls in the older population.

A person is more likely to have a fall if they have dementia, leg weakness, arthritis, balance problems or if they have had a fall in the past.

There are home health services available that can perform a "falls risk assessment" in your home.

It is extremely important to tell your healthcare provider if you have had a fall. Your healthcare provider may need to make an adjustment to your medication or test you for underlying illnesses that could make you more susceptible to falls.

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