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Charity urges community-based approach to falls prevention

Falls are not an inevitable part of ageing and can be prevented, according to the Centre for Ageing Better.

Existing NHS rehabilitation services are of limited use and should be supplemented by community-based strength and balance programmes, the CAB says in a report with the University of Manchester’s Healthy Ageing Research Group. The problem demands a sustained, targeted funding for community-based programmes, with affordable, accessible and proven options available for everyone. More....