Every year, approximately 30% of Australian’s over the age of 65 will fall.
SOURCE: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare
Read our guide on Falls Management & Prevention.
Not all people who fall over this age are injured and require hospitalisation. In many cases, an ambulance call out might have been avoided with the use of appropriate lifting equipment designed to lift a fallen person safely off the ground with dignity and with the assistance of a carer or family member.