Each year, 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 and older, falls. We need to increase the awareness of falls risks to help reduce the number of falls that happen each year. People can have physical, social and psychological effects from falling.
There are many societal costs that are very high, specifically in healthcare, costs are reaching €500 million annually. Recurrent falls often result in long term care needs, putting extra costs on the healthcare system and families.
We can try to reduce this impact by being aware of the causes of slips, trips and falls, and by working together to try to promote activity and safety among our elder generation. Take a look at our course on Learn Upon about Falls Prevention & Management. www.comfortkeepers.learnupon.com
If you have not yet registered on Learn Upon, please contact the Learning & Development Department on 01 8047333 or email@example.com for directions.