A care home in St Ives is inviting local people to a free event on Thursday 10th November in which they can find out more about preventing falls among older people.
From 10.30am - 12 noon, the Care UK team at Field Lodge is welcoming an expert to give advice on preventing falls. Simon Hanna from Cambridgeshire Falls Prevention Service will be visiting the home to discuss common causes of slips and trips and provide guidance on how to create safer environments for older people, together with activities and exercises to show how to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls.
After the event, Simon will be on hand to answer any questions, and there will also be an opportunity for members of the public to meet the team at Field Lodge and take a tour of the care home.
Field Lodge home manager, Lisa Houghton, said: “Here at Field Lodge, we seek to provide in-depth advice to people in the local community on topics relating to our work. Falls prevention is very important to the team, and to the wellbeing of the residents, as accidental falls can occasionally lead to further health issues. It is imperative we create a safe environment for older people in the community, and ensure that family and friends have the correct information to prevent accidents.”