Around 35% of over 65’s will fall in the space of a year, and that figure rises rapidly to approximately 50% for those aged 80 and over. Falls can happen to anyone regardless of age or medical condition. Many falls are caused by a mixture of factors such as slips and trips, reduced mobility, age or being on medication.
At Repton Medical, we aim to help you prevent falls and fall related injuries in every environment!
Bathrooms are one of the most dangerous rooms in the home for elderly people to fall. Currently, 80% of falls happen in the bathroom due to the multitude of unforgiving and slippery surfaces. The floor can easily become wet and slippery, making it easier for falls to happen due to a lack of balance. Getting in and out of the bath or shower is a common time for people to experience a fall.
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At Repton Medical we pride ourselves on research and our commitment to patient safety. We continue to conduct research and provide education within healthcare markets. We listen and cooperate with the EU, industry, institutions and healthcare professionals to ensure better practice for the safety or patients and staff alike.
Posey Fall Management Kit
-Thursday, October 1, 2015
Around 35% of over 65’s will fall in the space of a year, and that figure rises rapidly to approximately 50% for those aged 80 and over. Falls destroy confidence, increase isolation and diminish independence. They can happen to anyone regardless of age or medical condition. Many falls are caused by a mixture of factors such as slips and trips, reduced mobility, age or being on medication.
Take a Stand to Prevent Falls
-Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Dementia describes a series of symptoms that occurs when the brain is damaged by a disease such as Alzheimer’s or a stroke. The symptoms of dementia may include memory loss and even difficulties with thinking, talking and problem-solving. There are currently an estimated 800,000 people in the UK living with dementia and the number of cases is increasing significantly each year. By 2040 this figure is expected to have doubled.
12 Facts About Falls
-Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Around 35% of over 65s will fall in a year, rising approximately to 50% for those aged 80 and over...
Falls have become a major public health problem as they often require medical attention. 20-30% of mild to severe injuries are caused through falls and they are the underlying cause of 10-15% of all emergency department visits. More than 50% of fall related admissions are among people over 65 years with injuries like hip fractures, traumatic brain and upper limb fractures and sprains.
What to do if you fall?
-Thursday, February 19, 2015
After taking sensible precautions and being aware of the risks, falls can still occur.
Firstly, it is important not to panic when you fall and although you may feel a little shaken or shocked, staying calm and remaining in control of the situation will help you gather your thoughts and remember what you need to do. Before you take any action, you need to consider whether you feel able to get up again.
Falls can be caused by a combination of factors, both to do with objects in the environment and health related issues. Many healthcare symptoms can increase the risk of falls. These can include muscle stiffness, muscle spasm, weakness and numbness, tremor, pain and fatigue. These problems are sometimes caused by interruptions to the communication between the brain and the rest of the body. If the patient’s brain says move but the communication doesn't reach the leg, it can result in a fall.
Top 5 Selling Fall Products
-Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Falls can happen to anyone irrespective or age or medical condition. Over 65% of falls may cause no serious harm however the consequences of falling can be serious, ranging from distress and loss of confidence, through to injuries, pain and loss of independence.