Don't fall for it

This consumer booklet was prepared by the National Ageing Research Institute and Metropolitan Domiciliary Care, an agency of the State Government of South Australia, and was published for the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. The content of the publication was modified and reprinted in July 2005, and reprinted again in 2007 and 2012.

Page last updated: 06 May 2011

Published by the State Government of South Australia 2004:
Stay on Your Feet - Adelaide West

Published by the Commonwealth of Australia 2010:
Don’t Fall For It- A guide to preventing falls for older people

Revised and re-published by the Commonwealth of Australia 2011:
Don’t Fall For It- A guide to preventing falls for older people

ISBN: 978-1-74241-483-6
Online ISBN: 978-1-74241-484-3
Publications Number: D0427

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National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication entry Title: Don’t fall for it, falls can be prevented! : a guide to preventing falls for older people.

Subjects: Falls (Accidents) in old age

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Dewey Number: 613.0438099423

Copyright Commonwealth of Australia, 2008. Reproduced by permission.

Developed by the project team of ‘Stay on Your Feet - Adelaide West’ 2002-2004 (Michele Sutherland, Megan Watson and Pamela Dean) and the National Ageing Research Institute (Dr Keith Hill, Freda Vrantsidis and Dr Lindy Clemson, Advisor, University of Sydney), and the material was based on material from the “Helpful Home Front Hints” booklet developed for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Stay On Your FeetŪ is now a registered trademark of the Department of Health WA.

Graphics and captions reproduced with the kind permission of the following –

  • SA Health
  • Rheumatology Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA
  • Stay On Your Feet – Adelaide West, SA
  • Queensland Health