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Helping you to help yourself

Helping you to help yourself

You should be given all the information you need to help you take part in discussions and decisions about how you can best reduce the chance of a fall. If you need information in a language other than English, it should be provided. Your healthcare professional should also talk with you about the changes you would be willing to make to reduce your risk of falling. This is so that your final plan doesn't include anything that you are not happy with.

Your healthcare professional should also discuss with you anything that may be stopping you from making changes. For example, you may not want to exercise because you are scared of falling. They should help you to deal with any concerns that might be holding you back.

Activities set out in your plan should suit your needs and interests. You should discuss this with your healthcare professional. You might like to join a class or group, such as an exercise group, as the social side to some group activities can make them more enjoyable. It is important to talk about these things when working out your plan.

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