oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Grannies - falls prevention : family feature

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



Assisting the elderly in falls prevention is important for two main reasons: firstly, falls are more likely to occur in the elderly than in younger patients, and secondly, more serious injuries are sustained in the elderly than in younger patients. 30% of people over the age of 65 will experience at least 1 fall per year, 5% of the falls resulting in a fracture or hospitalisation.

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