Category: Prevention

Preventing Falls

Every year, approximately 30% of Australian’s over 65 will fall (1). No other single cause of injury, including road trauma, costs the health system more than falls (2). If you’ve had a fall in the past six months, your chances of falling again are increased(3).  Most elderly people fall in and around the home. If you have a serious injury, it can lead to a change in where you live.