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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

What can I do to help prevent myself from falling?

Due to the current situation, it is more important than ever to know what steps you can make to prevent yourself from falling. Although common, falling is not an inevitable consequence of getting older. There are many factors that can cause you to fall. It is possible to prevent many falls by addressing some of these risk factors. Whilst the CFPP are here to help there are a few key things that you can do to keep yourself safe and well. These include:

• Keeping yourself active. For more information on how you can do this please see the following information.

YouTube videos:

 Keeping Fit and Active leaflet

 • Ensure your home environment is safe. Avoiding hazards that may lead to a slip or a trip in your house and garden is key. Please see the following information on simple checks you can make.

Home Garden Safety Checklist

Make your home 'falls free' Checklist

• Ensure you are well. If you have any concerns about any aspect of your health please contact your GP as changes to your health can lead to an increased risk of falls.

• Ensure you take all your prescribed medication as directed. If you have any concerns about your medications please talk to your GP or pharmacist. They can complete a medication review, as some medication can affect your falls risk. For further information please see falls pharmacy section.

Take care of your feet.  Click on the following link for useful information around this.

Footcare advice

 Further information on falls prevention can be found by clicking on the NHS Inform and the Up and About links below.

If you wish to understand more about your own risk of falls the Falls Assistant tool allows you to assess your own falls risks and develop an action plan to help you address these.  Please click on the link below to find out more.

Last Updated: 19 June 2020