While falls are common, they should never be considered normal. An evaluation for all the risk factors that contribute to falls is complicated. You should have your mom evaluated either from her primary care doctor or through our falls risk reduction services. We will evaluate vision, hearing, gait, balance, muscle strength, mood, cognition and medications— all areas that are shown to predispose an older adult to falls. We will recommend physical therapy if needed and possibly even send someone to the home to evaluate it for safety hazards.