This booklet has something for all community dwelling older people. It can help you, or someone you care for, and can assist you to plan for the future. Even if you do not experience falls now, preventing them is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your independence as you get older.
The booklet covers:
- ‘Personal Risk Factors’ or things about you.
- ‘Environmental Risk Factors’ or things about your surroundings, either at home or
when you go out.
- Just in case – describing what to do in the event of a fall. Information in this section includes how to minimise injury from a fall, making a plan to get help if you fall and how to get yourself and others up from the floor in the event of a fall.
Commonwealth version: You can download a copy of ‘Don’t Fall for It! Falls Can Be Prevented’ in English (click here) and in other languages (Polish, Chinese, German, Greek, Italian) – please click here .