Fall-related injures suffered by Western Bay residents have cost ACC more than $80 million over the past three years, with most of the claims coming from senior citizens.
New figures show people aged over 65 living in the Western Bay made 23,948 claims for injuries sustained from falls in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
"If you have a fall and it's knocked you around a bit, you can lose your confidence to do even leave your home because you're so worried about hurting your hip or breaking your arm.''
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Of those falls, soft tissue injury was by far the most common ailment with local seniors suffering 62,821soft tissue injuries. This was followed by 17,866 lacerations and then 10, 683 fractured bones or dislocation.
Nationally falls from seniors cost the country about $163m, and this is projected to reach between $296m and $418m annually by 2025.
ACC Minister Nikki Kaye and Minister for Seniors Maggie Barry this week announced $30.5m would be invested in programmes aimed at preventing falls and resulting injuries.
Ms Kaye said the $30.5m was a significant investment towards injury prevention.
"Loss of muscle strength, deteriorating eyesight, the side-effects of medication and trip hazards in the home can all contribute to a fall.
"Many of us will know someone who's had a fall and witnessed the devastating impact it's had on them. This is about providing more support for mums, dads, grandmas and granddads, to help them have the best quality of life," she said.