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NICE Guidance: Falls in older people: assessing risk and prevention

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All learning groups: All

  • Healthcare and other professionals and staff who care for older people who are at risk of falling
  • People aged 65 or older who fall or are at risk of falling in the community, and their families and carers
  • All hospital inpatients aged 65 or older
  • Hospital inpatients aged 50 to 64 who have been identified as being at higher risk of falling
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Aims and Objectives
Updated 2019 – currently in process for review and expected publication is 2024.
This guideline covers assessment of fall risk and interventions to prevent falls in people aged 65 and over. It aims to reduce the risk and incidence of falls and the associated distress, pain, injury, loss of confidence, loss of independence and mortality.
This guideline includes recommendations on:

The recommendations in this guideline represent the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. When exercising their judgement, professionals and practitioners are expected to take this guideline fully into account, alongside the individual needs, preferences and values of their patients or the people using their service. It is not mandatory to apply the recommendations, and the guideline does not override the responsibility to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual, in consultation with them and their families and carers or guardian.

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National Institute to Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
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