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.
This will include themed months with resources and events that we would like providers to get involved in:
April 2018 – Physical Activity
May 2018 – Medication
June 2018 – Falls Assessments
July 2018 – Foot-wear & Eyesight
August 2018 – Families & Relatives
September 2018 – Well-being & Engagement
October 2018 – Environments
November 2018 – Technology
December 2018 – Lighting
January 2019 – Equipment
February 2019 – Intervention
March 2019 – Key Impacts
The StopFalls Campaign splits into 3 key elements. Click below to learn more: