Falls Awareness Week 18-22 June 2012
15 June 2012
Falls represent a serious problem for older people; they occur in around 30% of over 65s and 50% of those aged over 80 every year, often resulting in serious consequences, both physically and psychologically. In addition to bruising, fractures, and in some cases, death, a fall can destroy confidence, increase isolation and reduce independence.
For more details about Falls Awareness use this link to the Age Uk website : Falls Awareness Week
For more information about preventing falls click here.