Aims

To improve understanding of the reasons why people in later life may fall, and ways in which we can prevent falls from happening.

Participants

Suitable for everyone working within health and social care settings.

Methods

Presentation, interactive discussion, small group work, written materials provided.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this short session, participants should be able to:

  • describe the impact that falls can have on an older person
  • be more aware of the reasons why falls are often unreported and how we might spot the signs
  • be more aware of the common reasons why an older person may fall, and what we can do to prevent falls from happening
  • share knowledge within the workplace or with friends and family
  • introduce a small change within the workplace, to try to prevent falls

Venue

Mountbatten Hospice, Isle of Wight

Time

13:30 - 16:00

Cost

Free to attend

Feedback from previous delegates:

“ Thoroughly enjoyed this session and helped to highlight the all important factors for preventing falls 

“ A very informative and and well explained session 


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