Falls Prevention

A fall can have a huge impact for people aged 65 years and over.  Here is some information to help build confidence and knowledge about how to avoid falls.


Are you at risk of falls or falls injuries?

If you are 65 years and over and can answer Yes to any of the questions below, then you have a risk of falling:

  • Have you had a slip, trip or fall in the past 12 months
  • Do you have a fear of falling
  • Are you on 4 or more medications


Why should I worry about falls?

Falls are the leading cause of hospitalizations for people aged 65 years and over.  The good news is most falls are preventable.

The impact of a fall can create:

  • A fear of it happening again
  • Loss of independence and confidence
  • A reluctance to undertake certain activities


 

April Falls Campaign

Falls – Preventing falls and reducing harm from falls

Safety Cross
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Healthy Ageing Booklet
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