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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 Occupational Therapy professional advice.
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 of injury 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 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.
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