Don't fall for it

Fall-proofing your surroundings

Page last updated: 06 May 2011

Reducing your Environmental Risk Factors

Making your home and surroundings as safe as possible is another important thing that can be done to reduce the likelihood of a fall.

Making these areas safer not only reduces the number of falls and accidents, but can make it easier for you to manage your daily activities as you get older.

In this section we look at common hazards that increase your change of a fall, both in and around your home and in public places.

We also talk about planning ahead when building or renovating. On page 31 [of the hardcopy booklet] there is a Notes page for you to jot down things you can do to make your surroundings safer.