Keeping an eye out for potential hazards can make your home a safer place.Although some of these points may seem obvious, it's easy to overlook them.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.
Some health conditions, medications and footwear can affect your ability to stay steady on your feet.
Talk to your GP, practice nurse and podiatrist about any foot issues.
These footwear tips can help you feel more confident on your feet: Many slips, trips and falls happen in or around the home.
A telecare system can automatically alert staff at a response centre if you need help, such as if you’ve fallen.
For example, a bed or chair sensor can detect if you’ve got up but haven’t returned in a set time, and it will automatically send an alert to a carer or emergency service.