Preventing falls at home
As we get older, we all have an increased risk of falling. The good news is that there are many simple things we can do reduce our risk and stay independent.
Top tips to prevent slips, trips and falls
- Keep active and do some exercise every day
- Eat well to remain healthy and keep bones strong
- Have your eyesight checked regularly
- Have your medicines and tablets checked every twelve months
- Take care of your feet
- Wear well-fitting shoes and slippers
- Seek advice about incontinence
- Ensure your home is safe by removing tripping hazards
- Maintain your social contacts and take time for friends
Worried about falling?
Camden Falls Service
- Provides a timely intervention to reduce the risk of falling for people who have fallen or may do so.
- The service provides assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and advice to help reduce the risk of falls. Self-referrals are also accepted.
- For more information visit the Falls service website or call 020 3317 3400.
Staying steady through exercise
- The falls service provides two levels of exercise group: the Staying Steady exercise programme and the clinical referral scheme for physical activity.
- Free falls prevention exercise groups designed to improve your confidence, strength and balance.
- Attendees are directed to the group most appropriate to their ability. You can find out more by contacting the Active Health team on 020 7974 3181.
- Your GP can refer to both of these programmes, or call 020 3317 3400 for information and advice.
Staying Steady - A self help guide to reduce your risk of falling
- Download Staying Steady - A self help guide to reduce your risk of falling, with information, advice and tips about staying safe at home.
- Download Fear of falling: understand it, beat it.