Older people in aged care homes are twice as likely to have a fall than people living in the community.
Frances Batchelor from the National Ageing Research Institute is pushing for a more individualised approach to assessing risks and preventing falls.
"We don't need to screen for falls risk, but we need to undertake falls risk assessments where we examine the individual factors for residents," Batchelor said.
"We can take a much more nuanced approach to understand fall risk factors per individual rather than just doing a simple screening test."
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