Falls Prevention

Improve your safety and maintain your independence at home.

Falls prevention advice is valuable for people who are thinking ahead about preventing falls, as well as those who have already fallen.

Falls prevention isn’t just for older people. Assessments are important for anyone who:

  • Has lower body weakness or difficulties with walking and balance.

  • Has a vitamin D deficiency.

  • Uses medicines such as tranquilizers, sedatives, or antidepressants.

  • Has vision problems.

  • Has a cognitive impairment.

  • Has foot pain or poor footwear.

  • Has home hazards or dangers such as uneven floors, clutter that can be tripped over, no handrails on steps.

Our falls risk assessments include assessment of:

  • Impact of health conditions e.g. joint pain, vision impairment, medication effects.

  • Everyday cognition: ability to identify and respond to hazards and risky situations e.g. night time incontinence, feeling tired.

  • Everyday mobility e.g. ability to use steps, endurance, walking aid suitability.

  • Fear of falling.

  • Environmental hazards like slippery floors, low lighting, high steps.

  • Your falls history.

We can recommend equipment, home modifications and strategies to perform activities differently and increase your safety, and identify any specialist support needs like medication review or exercise needs for you to follow up.

Click HERE to book an appointment with us.

You could be eligible for government funding to cover the cost of our services, as well as the cost of equipment and home modifications. Please ask us for more information.

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