Our Services Support Services Specialist Occupational Therapy Falls and Mobility
Mobility and falls
Due of the ageing process, or
because of an illness or
accident, it is common for
mobility to deteriorate leading
to falls, loss of confidence
and reduced independence.
We have found for some
people, this may be a
temporary period but for
others, it becomes an
ongoing problem requiring
long term management.
Falls. The frequency of falls
can usually be reduced or
even eliminated with minor
changes around the home.
Mobility can be improved or
stabilised with the right
Reducing Falls and Improving Mobility
We want to help you to build your self-confidence so you can move
freely in your home.
Falls and decreased mobility are one of the most common reasons our
experienced Occupational Therapists are engaged.
We will help you by giving advice and assistance to maintain your
independence and reduce the risk of injury and further falls.
How we can help
Our assessment will involve looking at your:
Mobility in and out of doors
Physical stamina and health
Your home environment, identifying trip hazards and likely points
Daily routines and activities
Your goals for the future.
We use our practical home-based program to help reduce the risk of
falls and maintain mobility and this could include:
Our six-week Falls Prevention Program.
Your own, illustrated exercise program to help increase strength,
balance and flexibility
Guidance and practical demonstrations to help you cope in the
event that a fall does occur.
Recommendations regarding Daily Equipment.
Recommendations for home adaptations including minor
adaptations to reduce the risk of falls.
Advice about arranging your home to improve safety and mobility
Advice to family and carers.
Our aim is to help you remain independent in your own home and
reduce the risk of falls, by providing flexible and practical solutions to
maintain and improve your mobility around your home.