This course is ideal for anyone working in health and social care and those who have contact with older people who are more susceptible to falls.
Falls represent the most frequent and serious type of accident in people aged 65 and over, with 10,000 falls happening each day. Falls often have both a physical and mental impact, as they can result in lack of confidence, isolation, fractures and broken bones.
Understand falls within a health and social care context
Know the factors that increase the likelihood of falls
Understand how an individual’s risk of falls can be assessed, monitored and reviewed
Understand how to reduce the impact and minimise harm in the event of a fall
Falls in Context
The Risk Factors and Causes of Falls
Falls Assessment and Prevention