With the NHS reporting that over half of all 80-year-olds in the UK have a fall of some sort each year, it’s a topic that cannot be overlooked.
And with 1 in 3 over 65’s also experiencing falls in the same period, learning lessons early is key.
The bulk of all falls in our elderly population occur in the bathroom and toilet areas – but why?
Our bathrooms and toilet areas rarely change position or orientation, merely get redecorated. But what if we planned out the journey of an older person through the bathroom and moved the fixtures and fittings accordingly?
In this webinar, The OT Service explores the cause and consequences of falls in older people and how to mitigate them using smart bathroom design.
“We all have or had older parents or grandparents and probably experienced them taking a tumble or at the very least struggling to navigate their way around the bathroom. Dealing with issues surrounding the older generation is a topic we can all relate to.”
– Robin Tuffley, Closomat Marketing Manager.
With more than 15 webinars under its belt, Closomat has led the way in the delivery of key clinical learning over the past two years.
But the learning doesn’t end at the close of the webinar – Closomat will be publishing complimentary documents which will directly support the content delivered by the OT Service during the webinars.
This information can be seen here: https://www.closomat.co.uk/knowledge/resources/disabilities-and-conditions/
Falls prevention through bathroom design
Scheduled to run for an hour, the webinar’s learning outcomes will be:
• Reflect on falls and the impact on health & wellbeing
• Discuss falls reduction strategies using environmental design
• Consider proactive versus reactive measures
• Review the dynamic interaction between occupational engagement and risk
This webinar ran on Thursday 23rd June 2022