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There are ways you can reduce your risk of having a fall, including making simple changes to your home and doing exercises to improve your strength and balance.
If you have fallen in the past, making changes to reduce your chances of having a fall can also help you overcome any fear of falling.
Some older people may be reluctant to seek help and advice from their GP and other support services about preventing falls because they believe their concerns will not be taken seriously.
But all healthcare professionals take falls in older people very seriously because of the significant impact they can have on a person’s health.
Discuss any falls you have had with your GP and say if it’s had any impact on your health and wellbeing.
Your GP can carry out some simple balance tests to check whether you’re at an increased risk of falling in the future. They can also refer you to useful services in your local area.
Here’s a tip for you to try this week :
Speak to your Local Authority or their GP, Arrange a home hazard assessment with the Local Authority or your local AgeUK, Speak to your family about preventative measures such as falls technology or home hazard and falls checklists,
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