Falls are a very serious concern for older people. While most younger people can recover from a trip or fall quite quickly, the same cannot always be said for older people.
There are various factors which can put people at increased risk of experiencing a fall, such as health conditions and medications.
In fact, falls are the leading cause of premature death in aged care, according to research looking at aged care deaths from 2000-2013.
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Each year, it is estimated that one in every four older people will have a fall, according to the Queensland Government.
A fall can be a frightening moment for both the individual and their family members. While anyone can have a trip up from time to time, it's important to take the appropriate measures to support those for whom a fall can be a more serious matter.
Minimising falls in the home
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