Falls Prevention

Falls and injuries associated with falls are common for people aged 65 years and over.

The reason why a person falls can be due to physical, environmental and medical risk factors. Falling is NOT an inevitable part of getting older.

Research has shown that by assessing for risks to an individual and then dealing with each, the risk of having a fall can be reduced and falls prevented.

The Falls Prevention Service offers:

• Home based multifactorial screening to identify risks for falls
• Falls prevention advice – general advice can be found in the Falls Prevention Advice Booklet below
• Onward referral to other services if indicated
• Access to strength and balance exercise if appropriate

Service Criteria

The service is available to individuals who meet the following criteria:

• Age 65 years and over
• Lives in the community (not residential or nursing home)
• Lives within South Eastern Trust area
• Has had a recent fall/recurrent falls in the last year/fear of falling/identified as at risk of falling

Referral to the service

Self referrals can be made to the service by using our ONLINE SELF-REFERRAL FORM

                                                                        

Falls Prevention Advice Booklet                                            Strength & Balance Programme

If you would like to hear from people involved with our service why don't you check out our video on the link below where you will find out more about our health professionals and hear comments from our service users and carers who have benefitted from the Falls Prevention Service.

 https://vimeo.com/175359399