What is Falls Prevention?
As we get older we tend to become less mobile. Without regular movement our joints become stiffer, our muscles become weaker and our balance becomes unsteady. Not only does this increase our risk of falling but it becomes a cycle in which our lack of balance and weaker muscles put us off walking, increasing our risk of falling when we do walk. Falls Prevention service is aimed at preventing falls entirely in those aged 60 in the Slough area. This is achieved by reaching out into the community to identify those that may be at a medium risk of falling often without knowing it.
Why is Falls Prevention Important?
Falls are a major threat to the health and independence of older adults aged 65 and older, being the leading cause of injury deaths and nonfatal injuries. Nearly one-third of older adults experience a fall, and about one out of ten falls among older adults result in a serious injury, such as a hip fracture or head injury, that requires hospitalization. In addition to the physical and emotional pain, many people need to spend at least a year recovering in a long-term care facility. Some never return to their homes.
What is available to me locally?
Our team of Wellness Coaches carry out a detailed assessment of your falls risk while collaborating with you and your family to develop a package of community-based support.
If you or someone you know would like to receive a free falls risk assessment click here to sign up today or contact the Cardiowellness4Slough team to find out more about the falls risk assessment here.
If you are a health Professional please click here to refer.