Why does falls prevention matter?
At least 1 in 3 people over 65 will experience a fall every year. And falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalisations for over 65s.
While not every fall results in serious injury, even a minor fall can cause:
- bruising and sprains
- abrasions and cuts
- fractures and dislocation
- a loss of confidence that can lead to reduced activity or mobility
With nearly 2 in 3 falls happening in and around the home, putting in place a falls prevention plan is essential to prevent injury and maintain independence.