Falls and fractures

Welcome to our Falls and Fracture Prevention webpage. We hope that you find the information included here helpful either for yourself or a family member.

THE MAJORITY OF FALLS ARE PREVENTABLE AND PREDICTABLE

  • A fall represents the most frequent and serious type of injury for anyone over the age of 65
  • 50 per cent of people over 80 will experience a fall every year
  • Falling is a leading cause of death among people aged 75 and older.

Falling can:

  • destroy a person's confidence
  • increase their isolation
  • reduce their independence.

Many people who fall will also suffer a fracture, most often of their wrist or hip.

But there is a lot we can do to reduce the risks

  • Be aware of how likely we are to fall
  • Keep our bones strong so that we are less likely to fracture a bone
  • Think about the risks in our homes that may make us fall.

We hope you will find these pages helpful - for more information or sources of help near where you live contact:

The West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group here

The National Osteoporosis Society here

Age UK Suffolk here

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