Elderly Fall Prevention

Information and advice on how to reduce your risk of falling

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This page was last updated on 9 August 2022

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    Preventing Falls

    Among older people, falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries. Falls can have a serious effect on your quality of life and emotional wellbeing. It is known that falls can have large effects on peoples confidence and cause anxiety.

    As we age it is natural for our bones to get weaker, this results in falls becoming increasingly dangerous as you are more likely to fracture or break a bone. There are ways you can decrease your risk of falling, this can prevent your likelihood of hospital admission. With the right fall prevention measures, you can largely decrease your risk of injury and live life confidently.

     

    Introduction to Falls

    Learn why falls are more common among older people, the impact they can have, how to move around safely and what to do if a fall does happen.

    Common Fall Risk Factors
    Common Fall Risk Factors
    Falls Among the Elderly

    Falls Among
    the Elderly

    Stay Safe Whilst Moving

    Stay Safe
    Whilst Moving

    What to Do if You Fall

    What to Do if
    You Fall

    Fall Prevention and Safety at Home

    Falls can happen anywhere in your home. Learn how to keep your home a safe space and decrease your risk of falling around the house.

    Fall Prevention Technology

    Fall Prevention
    Technology

    Home Fall Hazard Prevention

    Fall Prevention
    Technology

    How to create a falls plan

    Fall Prevention
    Technology

    How to Keep Your Whole Home Safe
    How to Keep Your
    Whole Home Safe

    Keeping Healthy

    Looking after your health is a critical part of fall prevention. Medications and normal ageing symptoms can affect your balance and increase your risk of falling. learn techniques to make your days safer and what body parts you should focus on to improve balance and stability.

    Exercises for Strength and Balance

    Exercises for Strength
    and Balance

    Healthy Diet for Seniors

    Healthy Diet
    for Seniors

    How to Manage Your Medication

    How to Manage
    Your Medication

    Keeping Active in Old Age

    Keeping Active
    in Old Age

    Keeping Your Bones Strong

    Keeping Your
    Bones Strong

    Taking Care of Your Feet

    Taking Care of
    Your Feet

    Taking Care of Your Vision and Hearing

    Taking Care of Your
    Vision and Hearing

    Anxiety Around Falling

    Being afraid of falling is normal however it can quickly become unhealthy and control how you live your life. Learn how to deal with feelings of anxiety around falling in a healthy and productive way.

    Dealing With a Fear of Falling

    Dealing With a
    Fear of Falling

    It’s Normal to Be Afraid of Falling

    It’s Normal to Be
    Afraid of Falling

    Relaxation Techniques

    Relaxation
    Techniques

    Advice and Support to Prevent Falls

    Know where to get help and support to keep you safe on your feet and how fall prevention can be adapted for certain medical conditions.

    Fall Prevention With Dementia

    Fall Prevention
    With Dementia

    How to Get Help and Support

    How to Get Help
    and Support

    Purpose of a Falls Risk Screening

    Purpose of a Falls
    Risk Screening