Community Falls Prevention Team

Falls are the biggest cause of hospital admissions but there are some simple steps that you can take to reduce the risk of this happening to you.

As you get older your deteriorating vision, hearing, balance, strength and coordination can all contribute to falling, while side effects from certain medication can also play a role.

Additionally, as your bone strength diminishes, you are more likely to break a bone such as the hip or wrist as a result of a simple slip, trip, fall or knock.

Regular eye tests and completing strength and balance exercises are beneficial to reducing the risk of falling.

Our team can help you to identify and address any risks before they become a problem, so that you can continue to enjoy life as you want to.

We will see you in your own home if you live in West Berkshire, Reading or Wokingham.

We can speak with the teams already involved in your care, for example district nurses, community matrons and community physiotherapists to discuss your needs.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has developed an online animation showing a short series of safe and effective exercises older people can do on a regular basis to increase their muscle strength and reduce their likelihood of falling.  The video is available in the section 'Related Links' on this page.

Who to contact

Telephone
0118 958 3259 0118 958 3259

Where to go

Name
Royal Berkshire Hospital
Address
Craven Road
Reading
Postcode
RG1 5AN
Directions to RG1 5AN

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Thursday 10 am - 4.30 pm
Time of day
Afternoon

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This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.

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Family Information Service

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