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Stay on your feet and don’t be an April fall

11 April 2018

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The importance of staying on your feet will be highlighted at the April No Falls morning tea at Miles Hospital this Friday 13 April.

The annual event will provide information about the reasons why people over the age of 65 years need to be vigilant about avoiding falls in the home.

"Many older people are in hospital because they have sustained injuries due to falling in the home," Miles Hospital acting director of nursing Mee Mee Steinberg said.

"Older people tend to be more vulnerable to complications after falls resulting in hospital admissions."

Ms Steinberg said the event would also highlight simple tips and tricks to reduce hazards in the home.

"There are lots of simple ways to reduce the risk in the home including removing loose floor mats or worn carpets, wearing appropriate shoes instead of slippery socks, ensuring there’s enough lighting in the home especially at night time and securing loose electrical leads."

All interested community members, including family members or carers of people over the age of 65 years, are invited to the morning tea. The event will also include lucky door prizes, games and a delicious morning tea.

The morning tea will be held on Friday 13 April from 9.30am in the hospital’s Ken Kennedy Garden.

For more information contact Faye Burton or Anita Swift on 4628 5600.

Last updated: 20 April 2018