Falls Prevention

 

Falls Prevention

Who qualifies?

Anyone aged 18 years and over and meet at least one of the criteria from Group A and one from Group B.

Group A

  • To prevent admission to hospital/care home
  • To prevent the need for an existing care package to be increased
  • To enable hospital discharge (if yes, no need to complete Group B).

Group B

  • Risk of falls where there is evidence of previous recurrent falls
  • Inability of a person to use the toilet
  • Impact of rapidly deteriorating health conditions
  • Impact of an end of life health condition.

Falls Prevention Case Study

Mrs A lives in a semi-detached house with her husband. She has poor mobility, arthritis and lymphoedema.
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I would just like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all concerned with the supply and fitting of hand rails in my bathroom and a banister on my staircase! Everything was done very well and without any mess, so I am very pleased.