Protecting people using wheelchairs

The impact of posture on health and function is a fundamental part of an Enabling Approach to Care. Many Care providers will use one size fits all chairs and wheelchairs without realising the potential negative impacts for the people who sit in them. CQC has recently...

Care Home Prevention Falls Services

HCPA wanted to send a reminder of the services available to you when someone has fallen in your care homes. As you know residents have much better outcomes if they don’t have admissions to hospital or long lies while waiting for an ambulance. Hertfordshire have...

The Importance of StopFalls Identification, Prevention & Intervention

HCPA’s StopFalls Education & Training With a sharp increase in the number of falls experienced by those aged over 65 in the last 20 years, HCPA runs StopFalls Education and Training throughout the year that helps you identify falls risks and offers practical...

Risks Associated With ‘Fixed’ Furniture

Source: CQC   A recent Regulation 28 Coroner’s Report to CQC has highlighted risks associated with the use of ‘fixed’ furniture in care home rooms. ‘Fixed’ furniture means cupboards, tables, chairs and so on that are fixed to the floor so that they cannot move....

React To – Falls Prevention

Identifying, preventing, and managing Falls for Care Homes and other healthcare providers   ‘React To’ is a series of training resources developed by healthcare professionals. Although aimed at care home staff, these resources are also relevant to other carers...

Members Network Event | March 6th 2019

Prevention and Positive Outcomes HCPA looks forward to bringing together our members for our first quarterly Network event of the new year. We will be focusing on the importance of prevention in all service types and how you can maintain positive outcomes for all the...