Falls can represent a significant health hazard for service users in adult social care. For older people, or those with conditions such as osteoporosis, such accidents can easily result in fractures, particularly involving parts of the body such as hips and wrists.

This topic covers the prevention and treatment of falls for service users. It should be read with the related topic on Slips, Trips and Falls, which covers the health and safety aspects of slips, trips and falls in the workplace.

Employers' Duties

Managers must:

  • ensure that service users are assessed for any history of falls

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