What will be covered during the assessment?

The falls service will complete a falls risk assessment to identify the individual’s possible cause of fall and will carry out multifactorial falls specialist assessment consisting of:

  • Cognition as well as ability to plan to carry out daily tasks
  • vision 
  • sensation and proprioception (joint and movement sensation)
  • flexibility
  • weakness and co-ordination
  • posture, balance and walking ability
  • Home environmental assessment

What will happen after the assessment?

Following your assessment the clinician will discuss their findings with you, set appropriate goals and treatment plan. Based on your clinical needs your treatment will be carried out either at home or in our outpatient settings. You will be seen either on a one to one basis or in our group exercises class

What will treatment include?

  • develop falls prevention action plans to increase confidence with walking and daily activities, increase confidence and reduce fear of falling.
  • individually tailored home exercise programmes to improve balance, muscle strength, confidence and physical well-being.
  • group exercise and education classes within the community at a variety of locations.
  • home environment assessments and recommendations and/or equipment to increase safety and reduce the risk of falls in and around the home.
  • teach people how to cope in the event of a fall (including how to get up off the floor or seek help if unable).
  • the provision of appropriate walking aids
  • information about other relevant services.

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