Are you at risk of falling?
There are many reasons as to why people fall, but falls are not an inevitable part of getting older and many falls can be prevented. You may be at risk of falling if:
You have fallen before
You take four or more medications a day
You have trouble with your balance
You have difficulty walking or rising from a low bed or chair
You have a fear of falling
Your medications have been changed within the last two weeks
You have vision or hearing problems
You suffer from incontinence
You suffer from poor memory or depression
You wear the wrong footwear or have foot problems
Your home is cluttered, poorly lit, has loose fitting carpets or rugs etc.
There are lots of simple things that you can do to help you stay steady on your feet, whether you are worried about falling, are fit and active, or have difficulty with your mobility.
Click here to access the get up and go leaflet and video.