Historically, older people have a greater risk than any other age group of accidental injury, for example, from falling, that results in hospitalisation.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of accidents estimates that one in three people aged 65 and over experience a fall at least once a year – rising to one in two among 80 year olds.
We work with the Milton Keynes Council Falls Prevention Service which provides specialised assessment and treatment for people who have fallen or who are considered to be at risk of falls.
Falls are not natural or a part of aging and should not be ignored. Unfortunately, not all falls can be prevented, but advice and information can be provided to minimise the risk.
The Milton Keynes Falls Prevention Service has information for those at risk from falls, as well as their friends and family. In addition, information for professionals, including pathways, referral forms and leaflets is available. For more information, click here.