By: admin On: October 21, 2018

Our job is to keep you steady on your feet, no matter what age you are. But what happens when you fall and you are scared you can’t get up? Having taught balance and stability classes for years we like to think we have improved the quality of life...

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By: admin On: September 4, 2018

The Backward Chaining Method for Falls Prevention Backward chaining techniques in preventing falls are used to teach the older adult a task and to actively involve the older adult in the task. In this case, this is getting onto the floor safely and more importantly getting off the floor. They begin...

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By: admin On: August 26, 2018

Prevent falling and Play Hopping and jumping over the rock pools brings out the child in me.  I am always delighted that for a moment the spring chicken in me is preventing my older me from falling.  Prevention is not just for older adults by the way. Balance helps...

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By: admin On: June 17, 2018

Evidence-based! You are making an improvement and recording evidence but that is sometimes considered wooly. What have we learnt from the non-medicalised model? The famous phrase, evidence-based. This starts as a new, nervous person attending a class but quickly changes. Friendships form instantly. It is watching old friends catching...

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By: admin On: May 22, 2018

Mum. Affectionally known as The Duchess. My Mum has cared for my Dad for over 25 years. When I say cared… that is changing socks daily, getting him dressed and then undressed, dealing with personal care and all the accidents especially after radiotherapy bowel damage, making the call whether...

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By: admin On: October 17, 2017

Quoted from a carer who wishes to remain anonymous, from Cornwall He fell over! After four hours on the floor, he wasn’t moving and there was no ambulance on its way. They were extremely busy that day and couldn’t manage. She (the carer) didn’t want to make any further...

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