Risk Factors for Falls

  • Lower body weakness
  • Difficulties with gait and balance
  • Use of psychoactive medications (substances that changes brain function and results in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, or behavior) examples: anesthetic, anticonvulsant, antiparkinson, antidepressants, and stimulant medications.
  • Postural dizziness
  • Poor vision
  • Problems with feet and/or shoes
  • Home hazards