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  • Falls are a major cause of injury for older people.
  • Falls include slips and trips.
  • Falls may be an indicator of deteriorating health.
  • Falls are preventable and injury can be minimised. Exercising can help maintain strength (muscle and bone) and balance.
  • Taking precautions in and around the home can help you avoid falls and injuries from falls.
  • Having a fall does not mean loss of independence. Monitoring or personal alert systems or services can help older people maintain their independence and provide peace of mind for older people and their families.

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Reviewed on: 10-03-2022