We had a great time today at JDA (Jewish Deaf Association). Dale was invited to speak about falls prevention. This is the first time that Dale has worked with a signer so thanks Barry for the translation services!
There was a lively crowd for the talk with lots of questions afterwards!
We provide care and support for older people in Barnet and have been involved with Age UK in Barnet for over 3 years now undertaking events and presentations to a wide variety of people in the community on falls awareness. Falls can be life changing for older people sometimes resulting in long term loss of mobility, quality of life, and confidence. Falls are one of the most frequent reasons older people attend A&E!
At Home Instead our caregivers can provide the stimulation and encouragement to help keep our clients active, eat and drink well, and help with medication.
We can do a lot to reduce and prevent falls many of which are practical things like de-cluttering at home, putting up hand rails on stair cases, and making sure carpets are secure. Barnet also has a great service in the Falls Clinic at Finchley Memorial Hospital where people can take advantage of a detailed assessment and therapies. Age UK Barnet has teamed up with the Falls Clinic to provide specialised exercise classes for people that have had a fall and wish to improve their balance and strength.
If you are interested in a talk on Falls Prevention do give us a ring, we would be delighted to come along. We want to keep people out of hospital and enjoying themselves in the comfort of their own home and active in their community.