Exercise has been shown to reduce the number of falls over time by around 23%. High challenge balance exercises of sufficient dose can increase the effect of exercise, to up to 40%. Multicomponent and multifactorial interventions that include education, home safety modifications, foot health, strength and balance exercises, vision screenings and medication reviews have also been shown to be effective at reducing falls.
The NSW Fall Prevention and Health Ageing Network works collaboratively with healthcare and community providers to provide the latest evidence and best practice information for falls and fall-related injury within the broader scope of healthy ageing. The Network also aims to disseminate this research into the community through our conferences and workshops.