Falls Prevention Service

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    Falls Prevention Service

    Central Lancashire

    The Falls Prevention Service is a multidisciplinary specialist service for older people who have fallen or are at risk of falling. Following assessment a care plan is collaboratively agreed with the individual for intervention and management of further falls. The service provides education to public and staff for raising awareness and prevention of falls and fracture in Central Lancashire.

    The principle functions of the service are:

    • To provide a multifactorial falls risk assessment for individuals at risk of falling.
    • To develop patient centred action plans to maximise the older person’s potential for independent living
    • To reduce the risk of falls and injuries
    • To educate and raise falls prevention awareness with multi-organisations, agencies, carers and the public
    • To deliver interventions for falls preventions, e.g. provision of equipment, strength and balance training, post fracture exercise interventions and rehabilitation.

    The service operates Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

    The service includes the following staff:

    • Occupational therapist
    • Physiotherapist
    • Nurse
    • Rehabilitation assistants 

    We work closely with other health care professionals, voluntary sector, GPs and hospital consultants, patients, relatives and carers.

    How to access the service

    The Service has a referral form but can accept letter/telephone referrals. The service has designated clinicians available each day to discuss referrals. All referrals are screened and allocated for assessment on an individual basis and according to need. The service has an open referral access, including self, carers and relatives.

    Patients require some level of mobility to access the service and should be resident within Central Lancashire.

    Where this service is provided

    The team will see patients at:

    • Patients' own home, including supported housing and sheltered accommodation
    • Temporary accommodation
    • Residential and Nursing Homes
    • Outpatient Clinics: Minerva Health Centre and Chorley Health Centre

     

    Minerva Health Centre
    Lowthorpe Road
    Preston
    PR1 6SB

    Chorley Health Centre
    Collison Avenue
    Chorley
    PR7 2TH

    Wheelchair Assessment Centre
    91 Zetland Street
    Southport
    PR9 9DL

     

    Where we are based and how to contact us

    One point of access for Referrals to:

    By post:

    Community Rehabilitation Services
    Leyland House
    Lancashire Enterprise Business Park 
    Leyland
    PR26 6TY

    Tel: 01772 777999
    Fax: 01772 520520
    Email: Map@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

    Southport & Formby

    The service supports people 65 years  and over, living at home, or in a residential/nursing home, who are functionally mobile and able to follow instructions. Falls related to alcohol or substance misuse should be directed to addition services.

    We provide assessment and treatment for people who have fallen or are at high risk of falls, to improve independence in activities of daily living.

    As part of a treatment plan we may offer rehabilitation and confidence building, equipment and minor adaptations, education and advice to individuals and community groups, and referral onto other services and agencies. 

    Service Hours:
    Monday        08:30 - 16:30
    Tuesday        08:30 - 16:30
    Wednesday    08:30 - 16:30
    Thursday    08:30 - 16:30
    Friday        08:30 - 16:30
    Saturday    Closed
    Sunday      Closed

    How do you make a referral to this service?

    • Patients can self-refer. 
    • Referrals are also accepted from GP’s and other health and social care professionals.
    • Only available to patients registered with a Southport and Formby GP.
    • For adults age 65+

     

    How do I speak to someone from these services?

    Wheelchair Assessment Centre
    91 Zetland Street
    Southport
    PR9 9DL

    Tel: 01704 387216

    Useful Links

    Age UK

    National Osteoporosis Society

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