Falls Awareness Week 2014

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Falls Awareness Week 2014

Helping to keep your patients / residents safe and free from falls.

This week is National Falls Awareness Week in the UK. Falls Awareness Week offers an opportunity for elderly people, family and carers to find out more about falls prevention. Currently there is around a third of over 65’s and half of those over 80 who will fall every year. There are many simple things that older people can do to prevent falls. The awareness week aims to get this message across to the nation.

Are you taking part in Falls Awareness Week activities?

Local events and national media coverage offers an opportunity for the elderly community to find out more about falls. You can hold your own event or attend a local event where you can develop projects and services for Falls Awareness. These events help to publicise the service and advice on safety issues and team building. If you believe you can prevent another person from sustaining an injury from a fall, it has got to be worth holding am event in your local community. Please visit Age UK to find out more on how to set up your Falls Awareness event.

 Repton Medical is your fall prevention and protection specialist partners and we want to help you with your fall management protocols. Throughout June all our blog posts are aimed towards Falls Awareness Week. Please visit our first two blog posts of the monthhere.

 Every day this week we will also be posting tips and tricks on our Twitter page to help you reduce the risk of falling. Please make sure you follow our page for automatic updates @ReptonMedical.

Spreading the Message…

Please spread the word about Falls Awareness and help the nation to reduce falls and related injuries to save time, money and lives for the benefit of all. To find out more about the awareness week please visit Age UK now.