Hertfordshire Care Providers Association (HCPA) has launched the StopFalls Campaign, fully funded by Hertfordshire County Council (HCC), with the aim of reducing falls across the county.
Over the last 20 years, there has been an increase in the number of falls experienced by those aged over 65. Falls can lead to serious issues, and sometimes long-term issues that require increased social and health care needs for a person for the rest of their life. To tackle this issue exercise and other preventative techniques can be implemented to improve an individual’s strength and reduce their likelihood of having a fall, as well as prevention and falls education to improve staff knowledge and strategies.
HCPA will be running numerous initiatives between March 2018-March 2019 to support all providers across Hertfordshire. HCPA have created a number of useful information sheets, assessments, best practice policies and guidance packs for care providers and care practitioners to support individuals and groups at risk of falls, plus intervention techniques which will help when a fall takes place.