13 December 2021

Falls Prevention Case Study

 

The Challenge

Mrs A lives in a semi-detached house with her husband. She has poor mobility, arthritis and lymphoedema.

Mrs A approached Care & Repair-Leeds because she was struggling on the stairs and accessing the side door. A holistic assessment was conducted and various support options were provided to prevent falls and keep her safe in her house. Mrs A was worried about her hands slipping on the dado rail and possibly falling on the stairs. She wasn’t confident about using her side door and was struggling to get on and off the toilet safely.

 

The Solution

A bannister rail and newel rails were installed on the stairs to enable Mrs A to use the stairs safely. Similarly, grab rails were installed on each side of the side door which helped her to access the property safely. A toilet frame and a rail next to the toilet were also installed. These interventions provided improved her confidence and enabled her to live in her house independently.