RoSPA Releases Video To Protect Elderly From Falls At Home
5th August 2013
Slips trips and falls pose a serious risk to the elderly, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has said.
The group has created a short film as part of its Safer Homes scheme, called Facing up to Falls. This aims to educate elderly people about the risk of slips, trips and falls in the house and highluight some of the key issues that lead to these accidents.
Facing up to Falls premiered on July 24th and can be viewed online at.
In 2011 to 2012, around 310,000 people over 65 were admitted to hospital after a trip or fall, with around 25% of these sustaining hip fractures. Over 3,500 people die as a result of a slip or fall in England and Wales every year, and many older people never make a full recovery from the personal injury. More than half of elderly people who sustain a fracture can no longer live independently.
RoSPA public health project manager Ashley Martin described the cost of slips, trips and falls in the elderly as “huge”, for families, individuals and wider society.
He expressed his hope that the film will help to prevent falls and enable older people to make changes to their households to stay safe.
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