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.