Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions to ensure your safety we have made some changes to how we deliver the falls prevention program. We are working hard to develop new ways of keeping you informed and offering assessment and advice to reduce your risk of falls. This will help to keep you well and active at home during this challenging time.
I have been referred to the CFPP what happens next?
Following referral to the service you will be offered a telephone assessment with one of our falls screeners. This will take 30-45 minutes and will include you answering questions on several factors that can increase your risk of falls. As a result of this a plan will be agreed with you. This may include the following:-
• Supplying equipment to help you remain independent around your home.
• Referrals made onto other services.
• Sending out some information on how to prevent falls and keep yourself safe at home.
• You may need some input from our physiotherapy service. If this is the case, our physiotherapists will offer you a virtual physiotherapy assessment using NHS Near me. The physiotherapist will assess your physical function and as a result supply an exercise program or a walking aid if required. For more information on NHS Near me please see the CFPP NHS Near Me page.
What can I expect if I need a home visit?
A visit may be necessary to issue equipment or to check issues raised during your phone consultation. We will only visit with your agreement. For everyone’s safety we will ask whether you have a fever, new recurrent cough or loss of taste/smell or have a diagnosis of COVID-19. During all visits our staff with wear personal protective equipment which will include gloves, apron and facemask please do not be alarmed by this. All visits will take place with appropriate social distancing.