In healthcare, we take falling over really seriously as it has such huge consequences on our health and wellbeing. Many of us have fallen in the past or have parents or grandparents who have fall and see the huge impact it has on their life. Today we highlight some simple things you can do to help prevent falls.
Firstly and very importantly you must go to see your GP. They will want to do some simple checks to see if there is an underlying cause of your fall.
Your GP may,
There are several simple things you can do in the home to help prevent falling. By removing potential hazards from your home it can help lots.
Here are a few things you can do to get safe at home:
The aim with all this advice isn’t to stop you doing things. Maintaining independence is crucial to your overall wellbeing. The aim is to ensure hazards are minimised and things are in place to make tasks easier and support you. There are so many devices out there to help around the home. Have a look at Age UK Mobility Aids website. (https://www.ageukmobilityaids.co.uk).
Making things easier isn’t a bad thing or giving in. It enables you to maintain independence. Why struggle? What is the benefit in that? If you need any advice or guidance please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Finally for further advice on making things easier around the house, check out this page from AgeUK. (http://www.ageuk.org.uk/home-and-care/adapting-your-home/ways-to-make-tasks-easier-around-the-home/)
I will be writing shortly about some excellent online resources to help you and your family too so stay tuned!