Anyone can have a fall but as we get older our risk of falling increases. Falls are one of the most common cause of hospital admission amongst older people.
Falls can result in:
- Minor injuries
- Loss of confidence
- Fear of falling.
The falls service in Newham aims to:
- Prevent and reduce the number of falls
- Help those who have fallen receive effective treatment, rehabilitation and advice on preventing falls.
What support is available?
The falls service can provide an assessment from a multi-disciplinary team including a:
- Occupational therapist
- Nursing staff
The aim is to:
- Provide holistic treatment and rehabilitation
- Give advice to patients and carers on falls prevention
- Improve confidence and coping strategies.
The programme includes:
- Occupational therapy and physiotherapy assessments
- Foot health awareness care and treatment
- Continence (toileting) advice and referral for treatment.
Who is this service for?
To be eligible you must:
- Be aged 50 or over
- Be a Newham resident
- Be registered with a Newham GP
- Have a previous history of falls in the last 6 months
- Require two or more multi-disciplinary interventions.
How to get in touch
You can make a self-referral or be referred by your GP or another health or social care professional.
Contact the falls service on 020 8709 5555 for more information or to request a copy of the referral form.