Preventing falls in older people with impaired vision
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Preventing falls in older people with impaired vision

Yvonne Covell , Health journalist

Advice on preventing falls in this at-risk group, including assessing hazards and the need for a holistic approach

Older people with impaired vision are twice as likely to fall as those with normal eyesight, and the risks only increase with age. Falls cause pain, distress and injury. They can have a lasting effect on quality of life and represent significant cost to the NHS.

Nursing Older People. 34, 6, 18-19. doi: 10.7748/nop.34.6.18.s8

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