Many older people are concerned about losing their independence following a fall. Older people, along with their GPs and other health providers, can take positive steps to reduce the chances of falling.
If you are over 65 years old, you have a one in three chance of falling this year. For people aged 80 and over, the risk increases to one in two.
Most people certainly don’t feel ‘old’ at 65, however, it’s a good time to check in on lifestyle and habits, and make any changes necessary to make sure that we stay that way. We’ve provided resources on how you can stay active, well and healthy for many years to come.
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalisation in people aged 65 years and over. You can help older people to access falls prevention programmes that ACC is involved in delivering.
Updated: 3 August 2015
Reviewed: 3 August 2015