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How to prevent slips and trips - Sidcup care home hosts free advice event

October 31st 2019

A care home in Sidcup is inviting local people to a free event where they can learn more about preventing falls among older people.

On Friday 15th November, from 2pm-4pm, Care UK’s Smyth Lodge, on Frognal Avenue, is welcoming an expert to give advice to the local community at its fall prevention and awareness event.

Joanna Ward, from JLinks Physiotherapy Ltd, will be visiting the home to provide expert guidance on preventing falls, reducing balance problems and maintaining independence. During the event there will be a chance to learn the common causes of slips and falls and discover ways of preventing them at home or in care, as well as advice and tips on activities and exercises that improve balance and reduce the risk of falls.

This event also provides members of the local community with the opportunity to meet the friendly team at Smyth Lodge and take a closer look at the care home, with complimentary refreshments provided.

Lorraine Eastmead, home manager at Smyth Lodge, said: “To prevent health issues that occasionally occur from accidental falls, it is very important to the team and to the wellbeing of the residents that we provide essential information on fall prevention. Here at Smyth Lodge, we strive to provide in-depth advice to people in the local community on topics relating to our work, and we are able to do just that with the help of a specially selected expert who will be speaking at this session.

“It is imperative that we create a safe environment for older people in the community, and ensure that family and friends have the correct information to prevent accidents. This event has proved popular in the past, so we are looking forward to welcoming local people to Smyth Lodge for what promises to be another interesting and inspiring afternoon of advice and guidance.”

Smyth Lodge has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full-time residential dementia and nursing care, as well as respite care.

To book your free place at this event, please call customer relations manager, Maxim Davys, on 0333 3053 474 or email maxim.davys@careuk.com

For more general information about Smyth Lodge, please visit careuk.com/smyth-lodge

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At Smyth Lodge, we have 80 rooms with en-suite facilities, a flat screen TV and nurse call systems, all rooms are beautifully styled and furnished, which your loved ones can personalise with their own possessions to make them feel at home. We encourage our residents to keep active and maintain their independence by taking part in our varied activity programme or even helping us around the home doing gardening or joining in with the laundry. Alongside superb care, our home offers a wealth of luxurious facilities, including a coffee shop, cinema and hair and beauty salon, so your loved one can continue to enjoy the lifestyle they deserve.

Smyth Lodge
2 Frognal Avenue
Sidcup
Kent
DA14 6LF (For Sat Nav use DA14 6LT)

0333 321 8599

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