Falls Prevention is the way to go!
At our March Caregiver meeting, Home instead were very pleased to welcome Rebecca, a physio from Falls Prevention, ACE, who gave a really down to earth and useful talk on the big effect of falls on the elderly and how to prevent falls. Of course none of like to a) admit we are getting older or b) have to change our home to make it safe, but, the steps to make your home safer could be the difference between living well in your own home or spending months in hospital recovering from a broken hip. Even the owner of Home Instead, Jean Allen, had to confess it took a visit from a physio, after her hip replacement, to realise her lovely Tibetan rugs were really big trip hazards and had to go. Thank you to Rebecca for giving us your time and we will definitely be looking for a re-visit!