You might not notice your health changing as it can happen gradually, so it’s important to have regular check-ups so any issues can be picked up before they cause a fall.We’ve all heard about the importance of regular exercise for general health.Talk to your GP, practice nurse and podiatrist about any foot issues.
Personal alarms allow you to call for help, for example, if you’re unwell or have a fall and can’t reach a telephone.
Some eye conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts increase with age and it’s important that these are detected at an early stage.
Get your eyes and glasses checked regularly, at least every two years.
As we get older, our muscle strength and balance reduces, which can lead to a fall.
Exercises designed to improve muscle strength and balance can reduce your risk of a fall by maintaining strong muscles and bones, which in turn will help your balance.