Salford has one of the highest rates of falls causing injury and requiring hospital admission among older people in the UK. Can you play your part in helping older people to get the right advice and support to avoid falling?
Partners in Salford have come together to find new and innovative ways we can all tackle this challenge around falls. This includes producing:
- A new easy to read colour booklet which promotes the 6 steps to preventing falls in later life – Eye checks, Exercise, Avoiding home hazards, Avoiding hazards outside the home, Right footwear, Medication checks)
- A new falls hazards poster
Please feel free to print these documents off and to share them with your friends and family.
For our staff we have produced a new referrals pathway – which is explained in this presentation.
If we all work together we can make a real difference to the lives of older people who are at risk of Falls.