Falls prevention

To assist patients with mobility difficulties, the National Falls Guidelines recommends the use of non slip footwear as part of a multi-factorial falls prevention strategy.

Why Gripperz should be used as part of a multi-factorial falls prevention plan:

  • A study conducted by Eastern Health in 2008 using Gripperz Non Slip Anklet socks saw a 100% reduction of falls during the trial period
  • The use of well-fitted, non slip footwear is recommended by the Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Healthcare, the Government of WA Department of Health, the Clinical Excellence Commission NSW and the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
  • Wearing non slip socks gives patients, their families and carers greater peace of mind


What makes Gripperz a safe, non slip footwear option?

Gripperz are an effective, low cost falls prevention aid with a proven track record, since 2008.

  • Safety Grip - extensive grip dots extend along the entire length of the sole, minimising the chance of falls on hard & slippery floors.
  • They Stay Put - a contoured ankle prevents them twisting around and helps them stay in place. With the option of an elasticised Anklet for extra stability or an elastic-free top Maxi sock for swollen feet, available in a range of sizes to ensure the perfect fit.
  • Healthy - made of a high quality cotton to ensure breathability and absorbency.
  • Comfort & Warmth - provided by a cushioned sole and contoured ankle.
  • A range of colours - Using different colours can help identify different risk levels in clients. Anklets available in black, red and grey. Maxi socks available in Black or Red.

If you wish to use Gripperz Socks in your facility or hospital, please contact us for discounted bulk pricing.