Fall prevention

Between one third and half of people aged over 65 suffer a fall in any given year. Most of these falls are minor, but about 25% will result in physical injury and require medical attention.

Because falls can have a serious impact upon the health, well-being and confidence of older people, GPs and other health professionals take fall prevention very seriously and a great deal of help and support is available. 

This page looks at the most common causes of falls around the home - and how they can be prevented.

About the house:

About your person:

Help yourself to feel safe: fear of falling can be as disabling as a fall itself.

 

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