How to reduce your fall risk at home
Believe it or not, falls are the most common cause of injury and hospitalisation in the country. In fact, two out of three falls (that’s a whopping 66%) happen in the home.
Although some people believe that falls are associated with age, disability, concentration or clumsiness; realistically anyone is at risk of falling in their home.
Research shows that you’re four times more likely to fall in your home if there are hazards present, too.
Of course, when we live independently, we don’t want to have to rely on someone else to help us; so the notion of having a fall can be quite scary. But don’t worry, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure your home isn’t hiding any fall risks.
It’s recommended that you go room-by-room around your home, seek out environmental hazards, address trip hazards, and ensure your home is as fall-safe as possible.
That’s why we’ve created a FREE downloadable and printable eBook with everything you need to know about performing an in-home fall audit.