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Safe at Home

  • Location: Age UK Cheshire
  • Price: Free
Call 01606 305023 for more info

Age UK Cheshire
Barbers Lane
Northwich
CW8 1DT
United Kingdom

Telephone: 01606 305023

Our falls team supports over 60s living in Cheshire West and Chester. By carrying out home visits, we are able to give general advice on how to prevent falling and highlight possible hazards found in the home which can cause falls.

Staying Steady

Falling as we get older is quite common. Although most falls don't cause serious injury they can leave us feeling quite distressed. The good news is there are lots of things you can do to stay steady on your feet.

We can help reduce the number of older people having falls in their homes by carrying out home visits and talks to groups, providing general advice on how to stay steady on your feet and prevent falling. We can also highlight possible hazards around the home which could cause falls as well as discussing how health conditions, medications and footwear can affect your ability to stay steady on your feet. We'll help you look at:

• Vision and hearing
• Footcare
• Diet
• Medication
• Personal care / bathing
• Hazards in the home

The Falls Prevention Co-ordinator may advise that you would benefit from making some minor alterations in the home such as the fitting of grab-rails. Age UK Cheshire cannot fund this work but we can put you in touch with a reputable handyman or suggest alternative ways you may choose to get the work done. All the advice we provide is free and we do not profit from any work you choose to have undertaken.

Contact Us

Whether you would like more information on staying steady on your feet, or you know an older person who is at risk of falling, please contact us and request a FREE home visit.

Phone: 01606 305023
Email: jill.quinlan@ageukcheshire.org.uk
or
Email: victoria.gardner@ageukcheshire.org.uk