Preventing falls

Anyone can have a fall, but older people may be more vulnerable and likely to fall, especially if they have a long-term health condition.

If you have experienced three of the five issues below, we would recommend that you get further advice and support around preventing future falls.

  • Have fallen in the last year
  • Difficulty getting out of a chair
  • Balance or walking problems
  • Taking 4 or more medicines
  • Had a stroke or Parkinson’s disease
Visit the AgeUK website for more information Avoiding a fall | Elderly fall prevention | Age UK

Local Services

Bracknell

Falls are the leading cause of mortality in people aged over 75 in the UK. Falls have increased in Bracknell Forest over the last 5 years. Around 10-25% of people who have a fall will suffer a serious injury – such as a hip fracture. More information can be found here https://health.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/self-care-guide/falls/