Introduction to Falls Prevention

Having a fall can have a huge impact on person’s independence and quality of life.

Falls in older adults are more common and in many cases can be prevented. People living in care homes are three times more likely to fall than in those living in their own homes.

Staff can actively help to reduce the risk of falling and have a key role to play in falls prevention, but they need to have the right knowledge and understanding. This course will give them the right tools and awareness to help them better manage and reduce falls risks.

Who the course is for?

This course is aimed at all staff who could be involved in the prevention of falls. Falls prevention is everyone’s responsibility therefore staff across all areas including domestic and kitchen staff will benefit from this training

Aim of the course

Participants will be able to identify increased risks and be able to consider what actions to take to reduce the risk of falls. They will understand that falls are not an inevitable part of getting old but can very often be prevented with the right awareness and training. 

What we will cover

  • Key legislation;
  • Falls Management;
  • Risk assessment in relation to falls;
  • Costs associated with falls.

Assessment

The course lasts 4 hours and will involve participant participation, group activity and open discussions in a relaxed learning environment.   Upon successful completion of multiple-choice questionnaire, a certificate will be awarded. Our experienced trainers will be on hand to help throughout.

Important Information

This course will enhance the staff member’s knowledge and understanding of falls prevention promoting best practise in the work place.

This course links directly to the Care Certificate and Diplomas in Health & Social Care; it can be cross-referenced for evidence towards these awards.

To book a place or to find out when the training sessions are being held, please contact Julie Brown at training@qualityofcare.co.uk or call her on 01902 297872.

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