Falls Prevention

Did you know one in three older people will have a fall each year in Derbyshire?

And of these falls one in 20 will result in a serious injury or even a trip to hospital.

Having a fall can have an effect on your confidence and it could affect your mobility.

Getting older and having falls is not set in stone, there are certain risk factors that can lead to falls such as
• Hazards around the home such as poor lighting, clutter, trailing cables, loose rugs
• A common cause of falls is badly fitting footwear, worn out footwear (such as slippers) or foot problems.
• Poor eyesight can also be a factor in falls so make sure you have your eyes tested.

There is a lot more information on how to prevent falls and to address some of the issues raised above on the Derbyshire County Council Website…