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Thursday 27th October 2016

Falls Articles


Physiotherapy could save NHS millions

2nd October 2014

CCGs urged to invest in preventative physiotherapy services which could prevent nearly 200,000 falls a year and save the NHS £275m.

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Blood pressure pills could do more harm than good

25th February 2014

Scientists find blood pressure pills could raise risk of fatal fall.

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Elderly exercise minimises fall injuries

31st October 2013

Study finds older people who participate in exercise programmes reduce risk of injury from falls.

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Elderly fear falls

31st October 2012

A survey suggests one fifth of elderly people are scared of falling if they leave their own homes.

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Magic carpet developed

12th September 2012

Scientists at the University of Manchester have developed a carpet that can detect falls.

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Report calls to cut elderly falls

10th May 2012

NHS calls for a joined-up strategy to cut falls by the elderly.

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Elderly to have regular eye checks

21st June 2011

Call for elderly to have regular eye checks as a way of preventing falls.

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NHS badly manage elderly falls

18th May 2011

An audit in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has found NHS hospitals are failing to provide adequate care for elderly.

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Dehydration causes many care home deaths

2nd February 2011

Statistics from the past five years shows more than 650 elderly care home residents have died of dehydration.

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Tai Chi prevents elderly falls

13th January 2011

UK and US experts say Tai Chi lessons should be used to prevent falls in the elderly.

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