Our guide for avoiding some of the most common causes of falls in and around the house
Falling as we get older is quite common and although most falls don’t cause serious injury, they can really dent confidence, causing distress or embarrassment. Worse still, they can threaten people’s confidence.
The good news is there’s lots of things people can do to reduce the risk and help them stay steady on their feet – and all these tips are available in one handy guide.Access the full guide online here
‘Fall Proof’ is a 12-page booklet highlights a checklist of actions to take to reduce the risk of falling, including sections on trip hazards, hydration, balance, blood pressure, eyesight and exercise.
Residents can also visit www.activeessex.org/able-like-mabel to access information on how to reduce their risk of falling by doing simple movements at home, keeping them strong and steady.Active Essex: Able like Mabel