Keeping seniors safe from falling injuries at home
This guide is for anyone who is interested in learning how people can avoid falls as they get older. If you or a member of your family have experienced falls in the past, this guide will give you practical advice on how to regain confidence and prevent further accidents.
If you look after an older person, read this guide to find useful information on how to create a hazard-free environment, plus discover what to do (and not to do) if the person you are caring for falls.
What is it about?
This guide covers the following topics:
- Why older people are more prone to falls
- The risk factors that increase the probability of falling
- How to prevent falls: from healthy lifestyle habits and exercise to making your home a safer place
- What to do in case of a fall: both if you are the one falling or if you care for an older person who has fallen
Why this guide?
There are a lot of actions you can take to prevent falls as you get older, from exercising regularly to making your home a safer place to move around. If the fear of falling is getting in the way of your daily life, this guide will help you discover the small adjustments and good habits to regain confidence and feel safe. The aim of this guide is also to provide some practical information about what to do if you do fall, so that both you and your loved ones or carers are prepared for that scenario and know what to do to limit the consequences.