Approximately 300,000 people a year experience serious falls in Switzerland.
The majority of these accidents occur near-by or in the home. And they are unrelated to any particular activity. Falls are the most common type of accident among the elderly.
Such accidents are not extremely serious, but falls can cause pain, reduce mobility and increase fear of falling again.
People also fall while in hospital.
This video is intended for patients and their families. It has been made to help prevent, and inform about, the risks of injury during hospitalization.