Falls and the resulting harm caused by falls can significantly impact a person's well-being and mobility. Within care settings, older people are three times more likely to fall than older people living in their own homes with more serious consequences.
Many factors can contribute to the heightened risk of falls in care homes, such as physical frailty and inactivity, the presence of long-term conditions, taking multiple medications and the unfamiliarity of new surroundings. However, in many cases it is recognised that taking the right steps at the right time can support and reduce the risk of falls. This can include forms of acoustic and/or activity monitoring.
As part of Digital Transformation Fund (DTF) there is funding available for allocation to CQC registered homes to support Care Homes to introduce falls technologies to help identify and prevent falls and to engage in small pilots of other technology enabled care (TEC).
If you are interested to learn about your eligibility, what funding is available, and how you could be supported through the selection and purchasing process, please see the documents in the 'downloadable documents' section to the right.
A number of webinars have been hosted with a selection of companies that provide sensor based falls prevention and detection technology. If you missed these or would like to view them again you can find the recordings on YouTube via the links below: