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Being Unable to Get Up After a Fall – What Should We Do?

AgeUKAgeUK have published an interesting and thought provoking article from Caroline Lee, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, that asks if more can be done to eliminate the worst case fall scenario where a vulnerable older person is unable to call for help and left lying on the floor for long periods.
Failure to utilise Fall Alarms and the all too common scenario where care is provided to vulnerable older adults but not all aspects of their state of being are connected and considered, are amongst the topics discussed here.

You can read the full article on the AgeUK website.

Can you think of any other ways in which these situations can be avoided? Let us know in the comments below.

1 comment… add one

  • Dawn Skelton August 20, 2013, 8:32 am

    Of course, those that take part in Postural Stability Classes based on FaME (Skelton et al. 2005) are taught how to get up from the floor. Dementia Compass and Jane Flemings evaluation of their programme is based on the Fame exercises :)

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