A tumble or a fall in our later years can be a little embarrassing, but it can also be permanently life changing.
A fall can result in serious injuries, but it can also point to an underlying health concern.
If you have already had a fall you might be more likely to fall again. If you have a fall, even a minor one, make sure you tell a scheme manager and visit your GP for a check-up.
There are many ways you can reduce the risk of a fall. The HSE’s Strategy to Prevent Falls and Fractures in Ireland’s Ageing Population outlines several ways to reduce your risks;
Download a copy of the HSE’s guide to Preventing trips and falls.
Visit HSE.ie or call 041 6850300 for more information.
If you find you are dizzy or have taken a tumble, contact your scheme manager to let them know and they will be able to put the necessary procedures in place to monitor your needs and requirements.