The George Institute For Global Health
Global
United Kingdom
India
China
Australia

PrevenTing Falls in a high risk, vision impaired population through specialist ORientation and Mobility services (PlaTFORM)

Project status: 
Active
Start date: 
06/2016

While many older people fall causing injury and loss of confidence, people with vision impairment and blindness have a dramatically increased risk of falls. In the PlaTFORM study we will deliver and comprehensively evaluate a falls prevention program through instructors with specialised training in orientation and mobility. This fills a gap in services and if effective, will prevent injury in this vulnerable population and promote mobility.