Keep your independence – prevent falls

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.

Benefits of the fall prevention programme

  • Personal fall prevention advice by a physiotherapist at home
  • Assessment of your risk of falling depending on your health
  • Physiotherapist will point out potential dangers in your home
  • Advice on making your home safer
  • Significant reduction of the risk of a fall and the fear of possibly suffering a fall

How does the fall prevention programme work? 

The fall prevention programme is offered in collaboration with Rheumaliga Schweiz (Swiss rheumatism league). Participants get personal advice at home from specially trained physiotherapists.

Who is eligible?         

  • You have basic insurance with accident cover.       
  • And you have taken out private or semiprivate hospital insurance and included the risk of accident.

Participation is free of charge.

Sign up

All you have to do is complete and submit the registration form. One of our health advisors will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

Any questions?

Our health advisors will be happy to help.

Sanitas health advice

058 344 51 00

Source 1: Swiss Council for Accident Prevention, bfu

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