About Balance and Safety A balance disorder is a disturbance of the inner ear that can make you feel unsteady or like you’re moving or spinning. For Seniors: How to Prevent Falls As you age, your risk for falling increases. More than one-third of people ages 65 and older and half of those ages 75 and older fall each year. And many falls in older adults result in fractures and other severe injuries. Older Adults: Preventing Falls Every year, millions of adults fall, leading to injuries and emergency room visits. Many of these falls and injuries can be prevented. Preventing Falls One Step at a Time Although it's impossible to prevent all falls, you can help keep yourself safe by improving your balance and employing "fall-proofing" behaviors. Emergency Information Form In an emergency, it is easy to "forget" even the most well-known information. That's why it is crucial for you to complete the information in this form for each member of your household. Vital Signs (Body Temperature, Pulse Rate, Respiration Rate, Blood Pressure) Vital signs are useful in detecting or monitoring medical problems. Vital signs can be measured in a medical setting, at home, at the site of a medical emergency, or elsewhere.