Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

How to prevent slips and trips – Sevenoaks care home hosts free advice event

A care home in Sevenoaks is inviting local people to a free event in November where they can learn more about preventing falls among older people.

On Thursday 7 November, from 2pm-4pm, Care UK’s Weald Heights, on Bourchier Close, Sevenoaks, is welcoming an expert to give advice to the local community at its fall prevention and awareness event.

Neurophysiotherapist, Jane Cast, will be visiting the home to provide expert guidance on preventing falls, reducing balance problems and maintaining independence. During the event there will be a chance to learn the common causes of slips and falls and discover ways of preventing them at home or in care, as well as advice and tips on activities and exercises that improve balance and reduce the risk of falls.

This event also provides members of the local community with the opportunity to meet the friendly team at Weald Heights and take a closer look at the care home, with complimentary refreshments provided.

Maria Covington, home manager at Weald Heights, said: “To prevent health issues that occasionally occur from accidental falls, it is very important to the team and to the wellbeing of the residents that we provide essential information on fall prevention. Here at Weald Heights, we strive to provide in-depth advice to people in the local community on topics relating to our work, and we are able to do just that with the help of a specially selected expert who will be speaking at this session.

“It is imperative that we create a safe environment for older people in the community, and ensure that family and friends have the correct information to prevent accidents. This event has proved popular in the past, so we are looking forward to welcoming local people to Weald Heights for what promises to be another interesting and inspiring afternoon of advice and guidance.”

The ethos at Weald Heights is based on person-centred care, which means residents’ values are right at the heart of the home. Choice, variety and luxury are built into every aspect of life at Weald Heights, which offers a combination of professional, individualised care and luxury hotel-style comfort.

To book your free place at this event please call customer relations manager, Amelia Moore, on 01732 809 189, or email: amelia.moore2@careuk.com

For more information on Weald Heights, please visit www.careuk.com/weald-heights

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