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.
South Australian version: click here to be directed to the SA Safety and Quality website, where you can download a copy.
Commonwealth version: You can download a copy of Don’t Fall for It! Falls Can Be Prevented in English (click here) and in languages other than English (Polish, Chinese, German, Greek, Italian) –please click here and select the relevant version.