Fall Prevention As an older adult, you are at increased risk for falling because your senses aren’t as sharp. You can't see as well, and the balance mechanism in your ears becomes less accurate. Preventive Care Which exams do you need? You should have blood pressure, vision, hearing, and certain other tests every year. Working with Your Healthcare Team The way you and your health care provider talk with each other can affect how you take care of your health. Well-Being Poor physical health can impair mental health - and mental health disorders, such as depression or anxiety, can affect physical health. Home and Personal Safety At home, add light to help you see better, and keep your rooms free of clutter. When you're out and about, wear shoes with good traction and bright clothing.