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.

We can also design and support you with a custom home exercise program.

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

  • Has vision problems

  • Has a cognitive impairment

  • Has foot pain or poor footwear

  • Has a vitamin D deficiency

  • Uses medicines such as tranquilizers, sedatives, or antidepressants

  • Has lower body weakness or difficulties with walking and balance

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

To improve your safety we may recommend compensatory equipment, home modifications, and strategies to perform activities differently.

We may also identify other needs like medication review or exercise needs for you to follow up.

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Our falls risk assessments include assessment of:

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  • Impact of health conditions, vision loss, medication effects

  • Cognition: ability to see and respond to hazards and risks

  • Your falls history

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

  • The effect of fear of falling

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

We can design and support you with a home exercise program.

LiFE is an innovative, evidence-based home exercise program using everyday activities to improve balance and strength, delivered by an Occupational Therapist.

Balance and strength training is incorporated into everyday activities and routines. LiFE has been shown to reduce the need for assistive equipment and home modifications for falls prevention by 31%.

A LiFE program includes up to 5 in-home face-to-face sessions with an Occupational Therapist over 3 months, follow up phone calls and a workbook.

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