GoodOaks News, Homecare News | 8 November 2022

How to prevent falls as you age

How to prevent falls as you age

How to prevent falls as you age

As we age factors like frailer limbs, loss of coordination and deteriorating eyesight can cause us to fall. According to Age UK, around 250,000 people aged over 65 are treated each year in hospital for falls, so it’s no surprise that falls are a huge concern for older people – with 36% of respondents to a recent Age UK survey stating that falls were their number one concern.

Falls can cause a variety of injuries including hip fractures, which can lead to hospitalisation. Many people living in their own home are particularly worried about falls.

There are a number of ways that older people, and their care professionals, can prevent falls:

How a GoodOaks Homecare care professional can help:

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