Falls are the most common accidents older people have. To reduce the risk of having a fall, be aware of the possible causes or risk
factors and avoid or modify them if you can. Some medicines or combinations of medicines can have an affect on your balance, vision or mental alertness. Falls can also be a sign of an undiagnosed medical condition such as low blood pressure or stroke. Your home may also have possible hazards, for example loose mats or uneven paving or walkways.