Seven Ways to Prevent Louisville Hip Fractures

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A recent study has found that women are at a higher risk of death following a hip fracture. There are several things you can do that may help prevent a hip fracture from happening in the first place. Contact a Louisville nursing home abuse attorney if you or a loved one has suffered an injury after a bad fall. 

Seven Ways to Prevent Hip Fractures

  • ensure you receive bone density tests regularly, as osteoporosis is a leading cause of hip fractures from standing height falls;
  • make sure your diet includes plenty of calcium and vitamin D;
  • regular exercise can help improve leg strength and balance;
  • review your medications, as some side effects include dizziness or drowsiness;
  • poor vision may increase the likelihood of falling, so have your eyes checked by an optometrist;
  • ensure your living quarters are free of slipping or tripping hazards, such as rugs and electrical cords; and
  • insist that the nursing home provide safety features like grab bars, good lighting, a bed of appropriate height, and ensure your wheelchair is properly maintained.

Contacting a Louisville Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Following a Bad Fall

If you or your loved one has sustained an injury because of a bad fall, the team of attorneys at the Gray & White Law Firm can help. Whether the injury was caused by abuse or neglect, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Contact us today at 502-210-8942 for a free consultation.