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‘Falls are the number one reason older people are taken into A&E’: Preventing falls when your client needs to stand*

According to Public Health England, falls are the most common cause of death from injury in the over 65’s and cost the NHS over £2billion and over 4 million bed days per year. Falls are the number one factor for a person losing independence and going into long term care and the risk of falling is dramatically increased by the effect of ageing – frailty, medication and multiple illnesses.

Case Study: Trips and Falls Prevention at Southmead Hospital

Trips and falls had been a huge issue within Southmead Hospital. Since the £430m hospital opened in May 2015, there have been over 700 falls recorded, a 19% increase compared to the same period the year before. In three months, nine patients suffered hip fractures, two sustained skull haemorrhages, three suffered thigh fractures, and one patient had serious facial fractures, all caused by falls.

Tailored training and support from Handicare during a trial period ensured that all who would make use of the products were competent and confident, using the equipment to its full potential whilst also aiming to prevent the risk of back injury or trips and falls.

A future vision

Handicare MHBS & guest speakers share their future vision of enablement and integrated working...

Over 58,000 health and care professionals report a work related musculoskeletal injury each year

If you are regularly moving and handling the person you care for, you could be at risk of causing injury not to only your client, but also to yourself.

Whilst many of us are aware that those who are regularly moving and handling the person they care for are at an increased risk of causing injury to themselves and the person they are caring for, statistics from the HSE Report (Oct 2018) suggests that there’s still room for improvement…

The Handicare team are 'Dementia Friends'!

A staggering 1 in 14 people aged over 65 will develop dementia and according to the NHS someone will develop dementia every 3 minutes.

The Dementia Friends initiative helped develop our teams awareness of the disease and how we think, act and talk about dementia when meeting someone living with dementia during a joint assessment, or in our every day lives.