Falls are one of the most prevalent issues in long stay care homes with over 35% of over 65s fall at least once a year. The cost of these falls and their consequences – fractures, hospitalisation, and recuperation – are rising to 1.7 billion euro. According to the findings of the HAPPIER study, our Fall Prevention programme can reduce the occurrence of
And for those who have already had a fracture, Siel Bleu’s Fall Prevention Programme facilitates the return from hospital and thanks to our exclusive, specific exercises, reduces the reoccurrence of falls.
To prevent a fall, it is necessary to develop awareness: moving better, sitting down and standing up with confidence, being aware of the ground etc. Steps must be taken to change behaviour: to exercise, concentrate and understand. In short it is important to learn preventative behaviour. All aspects of balance are covered in this programme with the aim to give the necessary tools and confidence to each person. If a fall should happen, in spite of everything, the workshop will have taught the participant the correct reflexes to adopt in order to reduce its consequences.