Guidance on preventing falls

Falls are not an inevitable part of growing older and can often be prevented

The purpose of falls prevention is to enable people to live as independent and enjoyable life as possible.

Each year a third of people over the age of 65 have a fall. Many of them were in good health and regularly went out and about.

Although sometimes a fall may be an indication that something is wrong, often it's treatable. Falls are not an inevitable part of growing older and admitting to falling will not mean any loss of independence.

Understanding the risks and putting simple measures in place can help reduce the risk of having a fall. This includes making changes to the home and doing exercises to improve both strength and balance. 

The documents below will help you to consider what measures need to be taken to reduce the risk of having a fall:

Advice on preventing falls in the home 

 Facing up to falls

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