Elderly falls increasing
April 5, 2018
The local government association (LGA) have stated that by 2020, there will be nearly 1,000 elderly people falling a day, resulting in them being sent to hospital.
Last year, there were around 316,669 hospital admissions of people aged 65 and over from a result of falling. This is set to increase to around 365,000 at the end of 2020. Making it such an important issue that the government cannot ignore.
The over 65 year olds are at such a risk of falling and injuring themselves, that many are afraid to freely walk around in case of an accident/fall. That is where Physiotherapy matters comes in with our fall prevention.
Elderly people can feel anxious about going out and potentially falling. We understand that this is an issue and we are trying to help the number of falls decrease. As you get older, your muscles get weaker and balance reduces.
Therefore, at Physiotherapy matters, we will teach you exercises designed to improve muscle strength, and balance. It gives you more confidence and strength when walking and therefore reducing falls.
At Physiotherapy Matters, we also have a class for older people helping with their balance. This runs on Wednesdays at 3.30pm, helping with your balance. You will learn exercises designed to improve muscle strength and balance to help improve mobility and ultimately to reduce the risk of falls. For more information on these classes, get in touch with us.
Including strength increase and working on your balance, we will also help you to change daily activities to help increase confidence when out.
If you require our assistance, then get in touch with us. We will be happy to help you and put an action plan in place. Don’t let fear get in the way of you getting out and about. Call us on 0333 2200 238.