Preventing Falls by Reducing Risks and Encouraging Activity

Julie I Swann
  • British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, September 2011, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/bjha.2011.5.9.436

Exercise can play an importance part in fall-prevention.

What is it about?

This article explains how healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners can help to reduce the risk factors of a fall by removing environmental hazards and being aware of a patient's medical problems.

Why is it important?

Many falls are caused by a loss of balance, slipping on a wet surface or tripping over a hazard. Even minor falls, trips or slips can lead to loss of dignity and adversely effect confidence and mobility.


Mrs Julie I Swann

Although people of all ages can suffer major injuries from a fall, older people are at an increased risk of falling.

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