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Prevention of Falls

As people grow older, a fall can result not only in broken bones but also in a loss of confidence, loss of mobility and fear of leaving home.  The HSE recently provided the following tips on staying safe:

  • Have your vision checked
  • Keep floors and walkways clear
  • Wear well-fitted shoes with non-slip soles
  • Use a non-slip shower or bath mat
  • If you have a fall, even a minor one, make sure you visit your GP for a check-up
  • Consider wearing a personal alarm so that family or neighbours are alerted if you fall
  • Eat regular hot meals and drink plenty of fluids.  This willkeep you warm and will give you energy to keep active