05 August 2019
Falls Service

Carolyn has now made her second visit to the Club and kept Members well occupied with their personal thoughts. She is an occupational therapist with NHS Tayside but works now in a service improvement and development role. This mainly includes the Perth and Kinross Falls Service.

The Falls Service has a particular direction for older people in the area and they are more likely to suffer accidental falls in their daily life. Carolyn explained to the members how increasing medication and poorer health conditions associated with old age are a major contributor to accidents that require urgent attention.

Members were reminded to be very aware of wrist and hip injuries which come from poorer vision and balance. Improved exercise is a valuable personal target but can bring an increased danger of falling.

Carolyn also praised the Go4Gold Care Homes Games Challenge which does involve several Members. The Falls Service is increasing the number of events for the future as there have been many welcome changes through the service.

Carolyn’s host, Bob Abernethy, thanked her for such a clear message for the Members and wished her well for the future.

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