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Easy ways to make your home falls-safe
Increase your confidence around your home and garden by identifying and removing hazards to stay safe from falls.
Falls can happen to anyone but, as you grow older falls can become more common – and more likely to cause an injury.
With approximately half of all falls occurring in the home and garden, it’s easy to develop a real fear of falling – but you can easily take a few precautions to reduce your risk.
Physiotherapists and occupational therapists can help you identify risks of falling with a Home Safety Check.
You can also use our simple Home Safety Checklist to make sure your home is hazard free:
If you answered no to any of these, then refer to the Stay on Your Feet booklet for improvement suggestions and to create an action plan to make changes.
Physiotherapists and occupational therapists can help you identify risks of falling with a Home Safety Screen.
You may be eligible for services through a government-funded program such as the Commonwealth Home Support Programme* or a Home Care Package.
For peace of mind, you may like to consider using a personal alarm.
Our personal alarm is a small emergency pendant that can be worn discreetly around the neck or wrist. It’s lightweight and water resistant, and works anywhere around your home and garden.
The pendant contains a button which, when pressed, automatically calls our emergency response team.
When you use your personal alarm to contact us, our experienced operators will answer your call, view your medical history and get you the help you need.
We’ll talk through your situation and can advise on what we think your best option will be. Our advice is free and always puts your needs front and centre.1300 761 577
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*On 1 July 2018 Home and Community Care (HACC) was replaced by the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) in WA. You can read more about the change at our Commonwealth Home Support Programme page.