Take care at home

Dr. Jose Soza

65 years of age and more than four medications puts the patient at risk for accidental falls. This is one of the things that the health care taker at home should always discuss with a doctor, considers Doctor Jose Soza, Family medicine specialist at Baptist Health Primary Care.

The specialist explains there are multiple medications that physicians put patients on for different health concerns, which may increase the risk for fall. For example, medication to help the patient sleep or anti hypertension medication may increases the risk for fall as well multiple medications are other things.

The doctor recommends that patients, or the family member, removes, from the area where the patient moves, any obstacle that may prejudice their mobility and the space should always be well lit.

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