Age needs one voice. Now it has:
Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern England and
Help the Aged in England.
Falls and fractures in people aged 65 and over account for over 4 million hospital bed days each year in England alone.
Falls destroy confidence, increase isolation and reduce independence, with around 1 in 10 older people who fall becoming afraid to leave their homes in case they fall again.
But a tailored exercise programme can reduce falls by as much as 54%.
Download our Healthy Feet Supplement (PDF 886KB)
Foot and ankle home exercise programme (PDF 344KB)
Facts about falls (PDF 87KB)
Boost Your Bones quiz and factsheet (PDF 223KB)
Top Tips for Staying Steady (PDF 211KB)
FRAT (Falls Risk Assessment Tool) (Word 41KB)
We also have self- assessment tools that older people and professionals can use to assess and reduce the risk of falling:
Make Your Home Falls Free checklist (PDF 831KB)
Your Falls Free Plan(PDF 1.25MB)
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