Risk

Inactivity

Reason

Inactivity plays a big role in falls. Muscles become tight, joints lose their mobility, and this can affect how a person moves, which leads to increased falls risk.

Reaction

When watching TV encourage individuals to roll their shoulders regularly, stretch, stand up and to walk about if they are able

Recommend individuals speak to a Physiotherapist for advice, or to contact their local falls service (a GP will have details for these)

Do you have a member of staff trained in Chair Based Exercise? If not, HCPA offer training so you can run exercise classes in-house

Alternatively, residents can join an OTAGO or Postural Stability class for strength and balance exercises

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