Falls Prevention Services
One of the main areas of research and development that Fit For Life undertake is in the area of reduction and prevention of falls among older adults. We are constantly liaising and collaborating with international experts in this area to ensure that our training gives you the most up-to-date and effective falls screening, assessments and current best practice interventions.
Our Individual Falls Risk Assessment is appropriate for older adults living in their own homes or in residential care. It involves a comprehensive screening and assessment of the client including review of falls history, physical functional ability, medications and possible psychological risk factors (e.g Fear of Falling). Our therapists work with older adults by improving their balance and educating them on how to reduce their risk of falls.
We also provide support and education to healthcare staff and family members, who all play an important role in reducing the risk of falls. On completion, we liaise with family members or healthcare staff with a full report and recommendations.
Our Falls Prevention training is suitable for healthcare workers or family members who may wish to have a better understanding of how to reduce the risk of falls.
As a consequence of the multidisciplinary background of our senior management team, we can also provide additional support and expertise while preparing for reregistration, reviewing current Falls policies and providing objective analysis of current work practices in your Nursing Home, Healthcare Facility or Hospital.
To find out more about our Falls services please click below or call (01) 213 7915 to speak to one of our team!