Preventing falls in care homes

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A TRAINING event in falls prevention held at Stracathro Hospital will benefit Angus care home residents.

Organised by NHS Tayside and Angus Council and supported by the Care Inspectorate it was aimed at staff working in care homes. Around 35 staff from across the county attended.

Participants took part in interactive group sessions, learning about different ways they can help to prevent falls.

The training session highlighted to care home staff that many slips, trips and falls are preventable and that injuries arising from a fall can be avoided by prior intervention.

Angus Council convener of social work and health, Councillor Glennis Middleton said, “We are glad to working with our partners in NHS Tayside to make concerted efforts to prevent falls amongst our care home residents.”