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senior fall protection guide 2020

As we age, physical changes and health conditions, and even the medications we use to treat those conditions each make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among senior adults. Even still, the fear of accidental falls shouldn't affect our lives.


Read the simple fall-prevention strategies below to put your mind at ease.


Consult a Physician

Before reading further, it’s important to consult your primary care doctor and get their professional opinion on what’s best for you.

How to Prevent Falls: 4 Proven Approaches

Fall Prevention Questions for Seniors

Preventing falls - what to ask your doctor


Remove Home Fall Hazards

By removing as many fall hazards as possible at home, we minimize our risk of accidental falls.

Home Design for Fall Prevention for Seniors

Check for Safety: A Home Fall Prevention Checklist (PDF)

18 Steps to Fall Proofing Your Home


Stay Physically Active

Low impact exercises such as walking, swimming, and biking are great ways to keep our bodies healthy into their advanced years.

Exercises for Seniors: The Complete Guide

Exercise after age 70 - Harvard Health

The 7 Worst Exercises for Older Adults

14 Exercises for Seniors to Improve Strength and Balance

 A Message from our Founder

 Mandy Bayliffe

Mandy Bayliffe

"I have come to realise the courage and determination shown by carers and families   every hour of every day.

  I would like to offer all
  disabled people, their carers and families, the holiday, respite, support and advice they  deserve"
 
  Mandy's ambition was to see this in operation
  within her lifetime.
  Regrettably she died on August 28th 1994 before her dreams could be fulfilled.

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