Stay healthy & independent
As you get older it becomes harder to stay steady on your feet. Preventing falls at home is an important part of healthy ageing. Avoiding falls means staying healthy and living independently for longer.
Our free self-assessment tool helps identify risks in your home and teaches you how to reduce slips and trips.
- Learn about 25 common home hazards
- Calculate your individual risk of falling
- Find out how serious your fall risk is (low, medium or high)
- Learn how to make your home safer
- Find out where to get more help.
How can I avoid falling?
The Home FAST self-assessment can be completed in the comfort of your own home. It is simple and free to use; is based on evidence and has been used by Australian health professionals for almost 20-years.
A personalised assessment is important because it measures your unique risk of falling and gives tailored advice on how to reduce those risks and what to do next.
Why falls are dangerous?
One in three people aged 65+ fall every year. Falls can cause head injuries, broken bones, loss of confidence and long hospital stays. Once you’ve had a fall, you are much more likely to fall again. But there are lots of things you can do to stay stable and stop falls. Find out more about hazards around the home.
Are falls a normal part of ageing?
Falls are dangerous and are not a normal, healthy part of ageing. Managing your risk of falling and taking some simple precautions are both good ways of stopping falls in the home. Assess your risk of falling.
Why do I fall?
Strength, balance and medical factors all play a risk in staying stable. These are all things you should discuss with a health professional.
There are also many risks that exist around the home, which you can address yourself or with the help of family and friends. The Home FAST fall risk assessment tool will help you identify these risks; rate how serious each risk is and direct you on how to improve them. Work out why you might be falling here.Start assessment