Falls Prevention

Improve your safety and maintain your independence at home.

Falls risk assessments are valuable for people who are thinking ahead about preventing falls, as well as those who have already fallen.

Falls prevention isn’t just for older people. Assessments benefit anyone who:

  • Has vision problems

  • Has a cognitive impairment

  • Has foot pain or poor footwear

  • Has a vitamin D deficiency

  • Uses medicines such as tranquilizers, sedatives, or antidepressants

  • Has lower body weakness or difficulties with walking and balance

  • Has home hazards or dangers such as uneven floors, clutter that can be tripped over, no handrails on steps.

The feet of a person standing on the stairs

Our falls risk assessments include assessment of:

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  • Impact of health conditions, vision loss, medication effects

  • Cognition: ability to see and respond to hazards and risks

  • Your falls history

  • Everyday mobility e.g. ability to use steps, endurance, walking aid suitability

  • The effect of fear of falling

  • Environmental hazards like slippery floors, low lighting, high steps

To improve your safety we may recommend compensatory equipment, home modifications, and strategies to perform activities differently.

We can also support you to follow the LiFE program, an innovative and non-traditional approach to exercise. The LiFE program incorporates balance and strength training into everyday activities, embedded within daily routines. It has been shown to reduce falls by 31 per cent.

We may also identify other needs like medication review or exercise needs for you to follow up.

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