City backs cam­paign to pre­vent in­juries from falls

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

The City of Kar­ratha is back­ing a cam­paign to re­duce falls and fall-re­lated in­juries among older adults in the com­mu­nity.

The In­jury Con­trol Coun­cil of West­ern Aus­tralia has given the City Up Off The Floor posters to be put up at pub­lic events in the area.

Older adults, fam­ily mem­bers and car­ers are also able to or­der free posters and falls ac­tion plans so they are pre­pared for an un­ex­pected fall.

Falls are the lead­ing cause of hos­pi­tal­i­sa­tion in WA with one in three peo­ple over the age of 65 ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a fall each year. ICCWA rec­om­mend a num­ber of steps to pre­vent falls and re­duce in­jury, in­clud­ing talk­ing to your GP about what help is avail­able.

For more in­for­ma­tion head to stay­ony­our­feet.com.au.

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