There is a falls prevention service in North Wales for anyone over 65 who has had a fall, or is fearful of having a fall.
If you, or someone you know, haven fallen, or are fearful of falling, contact
SPoA to find out if the falls prevention service can help.
After you have been referred to the service, a member of the team will carry out a personal falls risk assessment with you. They will then decide on the best course of action to reduce your risk of having a fall. This could include:
- Exercise classes: there is strong evidence that these can help to improve balance, strength and confidence, and they have a positive social benefit too.
- One-to-one community physiotherapy and individualised home exercise plan.
- Other activities in the community, such as tai chi, gentle circuit classes, National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) (external website)
- Home safety assessment and adaptations
- Medication review by your GP or pharmacist
- Referral to podiatry or optometry services
The North Wales Falls Prevention Programme (external website) is supported by partners from the NHS, local authority, and the third sector in your area, in hospital, in the community and in care homes.
Find out more about how to prevent falls (external website).
If you would like more information or advice, you can visit a Talking Point or contact the Single Point of Access.