Did you know?

Around 1 in 3 adults over 65 and half of people over 80 will have at least one fall a year.

At PFH we are aware that anyone can have a fall, either at home or when they’re out and about. But statistically, older people are more vulnerable and likely to fall, especially if they have a long-term health condition. Falls can take a serious toll on people’s quality of life. Fortunately, with the right precautions and lifestyle changes, our ageing population can avoid falls and continue to live an active, healthy life.

If you are worried about falls, please contact us on 01482 223783.

Please check out our Falls Prevention Brochure for some top tips on how to prevent falls.

Fall prevention tips

By following these tips, you can help yourself remain safe and avoid nasty falls both inside and outside of the home. Remember to take your time.

Be careful

Take extra care on wet or slippery surfaces. Whether this be when you get out of the bath or during the winter months. You may need to hold on to extra surfaces to help you balance or ensure you are wearing sensible shoes.

Keep active

Make sure you are regularly physically active. Try and include balance and strength exercises into your weekly routine such as Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi or go for a walk.

No rush

Stand up slowly. Getting up too quickly can cause your blood pressure to drop which can make you feel dizzy.


Get enough sleep. Making sure that you are well rested limits your likelihood of falling.

Clear some space

Remove home hazards. Make sure your floor space is clean and tidy and free from things which may trip you up.


Make sure that there’s enough light to be able to navigate your way easily. This is especially important near external doors and staircases.