Members of the team from the White Lodge care home in Braydon have been out in the community giving talks on Barchester Healthcare’s Fall Fighter Campaign.
Barchester, which runs the care home, is working in conjunction with The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
The month-long awareness campaign aims to raise awareness about the risk of falls and how the risk of falls happening can be reduced.
Every year one in three people over the age of 65 will have a fall, and for over 80 the risk increased to one in two people having a fall each year.
Ramona Gherendi, General Manager and Ioana Morar, Deputy Manager of White Lodge, visited the Blunsdon Court retirement apartments to talk to residents about the campaign.
Ramona Gherendi said: “Falls have a huge impact on people’s lives, this can be long term and mean the loss of independence. White Lodge are delighted to be part of the campaign to empower to understand what to do in the event of a fall as well as preventing them happening.”
Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. White Lodge provides nursing, residential and respite care.
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