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Information about preventing falls

Information about preventing falls

If you are at risk of falling, your healthcare professional should talk about this with you (and with your family members or carers if you agree), and offer you written information. This should cover the following:

  • what you can do to avoid falling

  • how some particular types of fall can be prevented

  • how to keep motivated to make any changes or take any actions you have decided to (for example, if you are following an exercise programme)

  • the benefits of reducing your risk of falling, such as keeping your independence for longer

  • how to cope if you have a fall – how to call for help and how to avoid lying on the floor for a long time

  • where you can go for further help and advice.

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