FACTS AND STATS - ARE YOUR FLOORS SAFE?
One in four people over the age of 60 have a fall each year, and one in three people over the age of 65 experience a fall each year.
The most common injuries from a fall are fractures to the hip and thigh, followed by injuries to the head.
Slipping, tripping and stumbling were the most common causes of falls leading to hospitalisation.
Falls are the leading reasons for people over 65 being admitted to hospital at a rate of 38% compared to 13% for transport related injuries.
Falls cause more injury-related deaths in Australian than transport crash fatalities.