Elizabeth A. Phelan MD MS


How to Get Up Safely After a Fall

If you have injuries, health problems, or other reasons that may make it easy for you to fall at home, it is a good idea to learn how to get up safely after a fall. Learning how to get up correctly can help you avoid making an injury worse. Also, knowing what to do if you cannot get up can help you stay safe until help…

Preventing Falls in Older Adults Who Take High-Risk Medicines

What does “high-risk” mean? High-risk means that a medicine can cause serious health problems or accidents. High-risk doesn’t always mean “do not use.” It can mean “use with care” when a medicine is more likely to help you than harm you. If you take a medicine that may make you feel confused, drowsy, or dizzy, pay…

Preventing Falls in Older Adults Who Take High-Risk Medicines

What does “high-risk” mean? High-risk means that a medicine can cause serious health problems or accidents. High-risk doesn’t always mean “do not use.” It can mean “use with care” when a medicine is more likely to help you than harm you. If you take a medicine that may make you feel confused, drowsy, or dizzy, pay…

How to Get Up Safely After a Fall

If you have injuries, health problems, or other reasons that may make it easy for you to fall at home, it is a good idea to learn how to get up safely after a fall. Learning how to get up correctly can help you avoid making an injury worse. Also, knowing what to do if you cannot get up can help you stay safe until help…