Safety at home
We offer a range of services aimed at helping older people live safely and independently at home.
Anyone can have a fall, but older people are more vulnerable than others. This is mainly because long-term health conditions increase the chances of a fall.
There are a number of ways you can reduce your chances of having a fall, including making simple changes to your home. The NHS has provided a useful guide to falls prevention.
Some falls may be caused by side effects of medication. If this is something you are concerned about, visit your local pharmacist and ask for a Medicines Use Review. This might identify the problem and your medication could then be adjusted.
Age UK offers a falls prevention service, which assists people over 65 years old who are at risk of falling in their home.
For further information, read about the service on the Age UK Hillingdon website.