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These resources have been compiled to help people prevent a fall at home so that you can be safe and independent for life.
Falls are a major health issue in the community with around 30% of adults over 65 experiencing at least one fall per year.
The most common injury from a fall is a fracture of the hip (38%) followed by a brain injury (20%).
Falls the cause of 75% of injury hospitalisations for older people
We’ve found that nearly 1/3rd of all older Australian’s experience some form of limitation and or risk associated with their home design.OTBrisbane Clinical Observation and comparison of national and international data sets
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