Caring for someone over 65

Falls are the most common cause of injury in people 65 years and over

Falls account for two-thirds of all ACC claims in the 85+ age group.

The health sector is working together to improve the effectiveness of injury prevention and rehabilitation for older people so they can live stronger for longer in their communities.

To do this, we’re supporting the establishment of:

  • community group strength and balance programmes
  • in-home strength and balance programmes
  • fracture Liaison Services (FLS) to identify and treat those at risk of osteoporosis
  • service integration across primary and secondary care (including supported hospital discharge), and rehabilitation closer to home.