"Around one in three adults over 65 who live at home will have at least one fall a year"
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.
Around one in three adults over 65 who live at home will have at least one fall a year, and about half of these will have more frequent falls.
Most falls do not result in serious injury, but there is a risk of problems such as broken bones.
Useful linksNHS Choices: FallsTorbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust: What to do if a fall occurs