Nearly everyone has hurt themselves as a result of a fall. When you’re young, you usually brush yourself off and carry on. But a fall in old age can turn your life upside down. This health programme offers free advice on how to minimise the risk of falls.
There are many reasons for a fall in old age: dizziness, feeling weaker, poor balance or limited movement. But there are also many other things that can lead to a fall. Accidents often happen at home, when we slip or stumble over a carpet or a cable in the wrong place.
It doesn’t take long to remove these obstacles, so it's certainly worth taking the time to do so. Elderly people take longer to recover and their ability to cope with everyday life is severely limited. In the worst case scenario, a fall could cost you your independence from one day to the next.
The fall prevention programme is offered in collaboration with Rheumaliga Schweiz (Swiss rheumatism league). Participants get personal advice at home from specially trained physiotherapists.
Participation is free of charge.
All you have to do is complete and submit the registration form. A physiotherapist from Rheumaliga Schweiz will be in touch to arrange a personal consultation.
Rheumaliga Schweiz will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the programme.
If you have any questions on your insurance cover, please contact your personal advisor or call the
Sanitas Preference Center
Source 1: Swiss Council for Accident Prevention, bfu