Stay Safe for Older People
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RoSPA is supporting a new initiative which promotes vital safety information for older people and their families.
Stay Safe for Older People is a new online hub which brings together lots of useful and potentially life-saving advice all in one place and signposts people to a wealth of expert advice. It includes tips and advice on falls prevention, gas safety, choking and burns.
Launched last month on the United Nations Day of the Older Person, the online hub also incorporates issues such as avoiding scams and providing first aid.
In 2016-17 there were 316,669 hospital admissions in England alone of people aged 65 and over due to a fall – the equivalent of more than 867 every day. According to Age UK, 4,984 people aged 65 or over died as a result of a fall in 2016.
Sheila Merrill, RoSPA’s public health adviser, said: “Fatal and life-changing accidents disproportionately affect the over-65s, with falls being by far the biggest and most dangerous problem they face.”
To find out more please visit: www.staysafe.support
Here at Trent & Dove we also offer a firstcall service which provides support to you in your own home. firstCall 24/7 monitor alarms and can provide an emergency response 24 hours a day. For more information on our firstcall service please click here.