What interventions are effective for preventing falls management of falls is complex there have been numerous studies in different settings ie community acute hospital or long term care that have considered a combination of interventions such as an exercise program medication review home assessment and vitamin d supplementation for groups of older people. Nice 2013 falls in older peopleassessing risk and preventionthis guideline covers assessment of fall risk and interventions to prevent falls in in people aged 65 and overit aims to reduce the risk and incidence of falls and the associated distress pain injury loss of confidence loss of independence and mortality. Implementation guide for preventing falls and harm from falls in older people for hospitals and residential aged care facilities falls fact sheets register of falls prevention guidelines issues and errata preventing falls and harm from falls in older people best practice guidelines 2009. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in persons older than 65 years1 in a survey 375 of fallers responded that they required medical treatment or activity restriction2
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