A look at some factors in fall prevention
It is estimated that the consequences of falls cost the NHS some £2 billion a year, and 4 million bed days. Between a third and half of people over 65 suffer a fall in any given year. Whilst many are minor, about a quarter will result in physical injury that requires medical attention, including broken bones.
There are various strategies to help you with effective fall prevention. This area of the Independent Living site looks at:
• causes of falls
• how to prevent falls
• managing the consequences of a fall