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Falls Service

We work with people in the community aged 65 years or over, who have had a fall, or have been identified as being at risk of falls.


Sheppey Community Hospital, Plover Road, Minster-on-Sea ME12 3LT
Main: 0300 247 0400 

Gravesham Community Hospital, Bath Street, Gravesend, DA11 0DG
Main: 0300 247 0400 
 VCL.DGSS-CCC@nhs.net


 

More about us

We are a therapy-led Falls Team comprising of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and an Advanced Rehabilitation Assistant.

We complete a multifactorial assessment with our patients in order to:

  • Identify the reason for the fall/ risk of falls
  • Establish how falling has affected a persons day to day life and independence
  • Identify how best to manage the risk of any future falls and how to cope in the event of a fall
  • Identify any potential hazards within the home and how to make your home safer
  • Review if current medication/medical history may be contributing to the fall

Following assessment, and working alongside you, we will set suitable goals and work towards these goals by developing a programme to:

  • Improve your strength, balance and mobility through exercise at home
  • Increase your activity levels and confidence, providing equipment when necessary, to maintain independence
  • Help reduce potential hazards within the home
  • Work with other services and agencies to further help reduce your risk of falls

This service operates Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm, for people in their own homes registered with a GP in the Dartford, Gravesend and Swanley area. For enquires or to make a referral, please contact us using the details above.

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