Common causes of falls
We look at some of the more common causes of falls and ways these risks can be reduced. Plus, the best course of action if you do trip in the home.
If you’ve had a fall, there are plenty of things you can do to reduce the chances of one happening again, from small changes around the home to simple health checks.
Read our guidance on avoiding common hazards on stairs and stairways, as well as tips on how to reduce the risk of falls on the stairs.
Find advice on stairlifts, wheelchair lifts, hand rails and walking sticks, and avoiding common hazards on stairways.
Use our checklists to review the basic safety aspects of your home – such as lighting, heating, power and furniture.
If your loved one has a fall or is taken to A&E, read our advice on what will happen and how to get the best care.
Home care near you
Use our directory to find local home care agencies anywhere across the UK.
Organising home care
Many older people live independently with the help of family, friends and professional carers. Explore the different types of home care and how to arrange it.
Our guide explores home adaptations to help you continue to live independently, from fitting ramps, stairlifts and grab rails to bathroom adaptations.
Financing home adaptations
Home adaptations can help an older person live independently and stay in their own home for longer. We explain possible funding options available.
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