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UNDERSTAND THE RISK OF FALLS

Understanding Falls Risks, Exeter.

Having knowledge on how falls or trips are more likely to happen helps to take steps towards the prevention of them from occurring in the first place. The NHS mentions that the natural ageing process means that older people are more likely to have a fall. At Horizon Care Ltd we work to provide the care and support that is needed to help prevent the risk of falls within the home.

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UNDERSTANDING THE RISK OF FALLS

Who Is At Risk Of A Fall?

There are some medical conditions that can increase the risk of a fall. Some of these include chronic conditions like arthritis, low blood pressure, heart disease, Parkinson’s, dementia, and other cognitive impairments. Infections or a fear of falling can create a loss of balance, and poor vision can make it harder for you to be aware of the potential hazards.

Certain medicines can come with side effects including dizziness, drowsiness and other loss of functions. A decline in muscle strength, joint flexibility, and awareness can also contribute to falls. Reduced reaction times may create a risk of falls as you no longer react to risks as quickly as you would have done.

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When it comes to preventing risks of a fall within the home, there are some common hazards that you can look out for. These are:

  • Clutter
  • Furniture that is located in walking areas
  • Poor lighting
  • Slippery or wet flooring
  • Badly fitted shoes
  • Items that are difficult to reach
  • Incorrect or missing equipment and aids
CONSEQUENCES OF A FALL

Learn More About the Possible Consequences of a Fall, Exeter.

If you have a fall there can be serious consequences that leave you feeling upset and lacking in confidence. As we get older, the injuries sustained from a fall become greater and can increase the risk of further falls. Some common areas of the body that are injured include the hip and wrist. Fractures of the hip can have a large impact on lifestyle, with recovery in the home requiring care and support from somebody other than yourself. It is estimated that the risk of a fracture increases after the age of 50 and that women who are susceptible to osteoporosis (weak and fragile bones) are more likely to experience a fracture. For those over the age of 75, fractures are more common and are the most common cause of death in the age group.

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CONSEQUENCES OF A FALL

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It is equally as important to consider the psychological impact of experiencing a fall. According to a study by Portegijs conducted in 2012, experiencing a fall damages confidence, resulting in a reduction of mobility. The study also discovered that adults with more confidence in their balance were far better at completing mobility and balance tests. This study enforces the point that falls create a further fear of falling, anxiety, and tension within a person.

At Horizon Care Ltd we work hard to make sure that you feel safe and secure within your own home. We are on hand to help provide care and deliver the support needed.

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If you would like some more guidance on understanding falls risks or to talk to a member of our team about care provision, give us a call on 01392 426 340.

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