Falls Prevention

Falls prevention service in Cheshire

What does it do?

The risk of falling increases with age, often results in serious injury and is a common cause of hospital admissions.

Falls can be devastating. They can result in a loss of confidence and an increase in anxiety about future falls. 
 
Age UK Cheshire's Falls Prevention Project works to reduce the number of people who need to attend the Accident & Emergency Department because they have fallen in their homes.

By carrying out home visits to individuals and talks to groups, we are able to highlight possible hazardous areas within the home and in turn make minor alterations where necessary.

The service is available in Chester, Ellesmere Port and Neston and surrounding areas.

 If you are in any doubt about the availability of the service in your area then please contact us. 
     
A Falls Prevention Coordinator will telephone you to arrange an appointment to visit. The Coordinator will discuss with you any concerns you may have about falling in your home and look at possible causes.

These may include:

  • Use of steps and stairs
  • Access to the bath
  • Medication
  • Vision
  • Feet and footwear
  • Furniture
  • Rugs etc.

Who it is for?

Older people in Cheshire

Where it is available?

Local service (Ellesmere Port and Neston, Halton, Macclesfield, Vale Royal, Warrington, Chester, Congleton, Crewe and Nantwich).

What it costs:

Alterations that are agreed with the Falls Prevention Co-ordinator are provided free of charge.

How to access or apply for it:

For further information or to make a referral please contact us on 01244 677777

Email - falls.prevention@ageconcerncheshire.org.uk

What to expect then:

Anyone who feels an older person is at risk of falling or has fallen e.g. health & social care agencies, voluntary organisations, carers, relatives, friends, neighbours and of course you can contact us yourself.

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Info last updated:

13/04/2015