Falls prevention

Derbyshire’s Strictly No Falling scheme helps support older people who may have had a fall or at risk of having fall.

Strictly No Falling offers specially tailored sessions that aim to improve your strength, balance and coordination in order to reduce your risk of falls.

All of the staff who deliver these sessions are qualified and have been approved by the Falls Activity Advisors.

The service works in partnership with lots of organisations including our public health and adult care teams, Derbyshire Community Health Services, Age UK Derby and Derbyshire and other partners.

You can find falls prevention sessions on the Active Derbyshire website

There are lots of other things besides exercise which can be done to help prevent falls. There’s useful information on the Age UK website.

Integrated Falls Prevention & Bone Healthcare Pathway

Single Points of Access

DERBY

TEL NO: 01332 258258

E Mail: dc-pct.IntermediateCareDerbyCity@nhs.net

AMBER VALLEY AND SOUTH DALES

TEL NO: 01773 828700

E Mail: DCHST.AVSPA@nhs.net

SOUTH DERBYSHIRE

TEL NO: 01283 818080

E Mail: DCHST.sdspa@nhs.net

Information correct as of 15.07.2016

Derbyshire Falls Alert Service (FAST)

Derbyshire Falls Alert Service (FAST) offers a 24 hour home safety system which incorporates telecare sensors and a response service:

  • a sensor that is worn around the waist, which can detect if you fall
  • a bed sensor – that detects when you have got out of bed and automatically switches a bedside light on for you.

If either of these alarms are activated someone will contact you to check you’re safe. If you’ve fallen they can alert a response team to help you. You’ll be able to speak to the response team through a speaker system, so you won’t need to worry about trying to get to the telephone.

The response team of a trained people will be able to use specialist equipment to lift you from the floor safely if needed. The service can make a real difference to your life in maintaining independence and also giving support to family and carers.

The home safety package is available to all Derbyshire residents. The package of telecare equipment is free and has a monitoring cost, payable by you for £2.50 week (that’s just 36p per day). The Derbyshire Handy Van Service will install the equipment and can carry out a wellbeing check to advise of potential hazards in your home.

If you want more information on this service and for the contact details of your local provider, contact: 01629 533190.

Foot care

Foot care for older people has an impact on a wide range of health issues.

Uncared for feet and toenails can affect mobility, balance, confidence and lead to long-term complications.

Working in partnership with Age UK Derby and Derbyshire, Tootsies aims to provide an affordable, long term solution foot care for people aged 50 and over.

Find out more about the foot care service on the Age UK website.

 

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