Falls

Why cocoa is the best cure

Lin Rees and mumTechnology enabled care is truly a lifesaver for my mum

Lin Rees, telehealthcare development consultant at Tunstall Healthcare, explains how a simple cup of cocoa linked through technology, keeps her mum safe, well and protected. 

 

My role within Tunstall is as a Telehealthcare Development Consultant. Over the past 8 years I have been working with Local Authorities and Health boards in Wales and England to embed telehealthcare […]

Integrated telecare at Derbyshire County Council

Richard Milner Derbys CC

Richard Milner, Project Officer, Derbyshire Accommodation and Support Team, Derbyshire County Council, tells us about how telecare is helping to support people who have history or at risk of falling to remain living independently at home.

More than 3 million older people fall every year in the UK. As well as often resulting in injury, falls and the fear of falling can really damage the confidence of older […]

By |December 1st, 2014|Features|0 Comments

Four common sense innovations for falls services?

Adrian Scaife

Adrian Scaife, our UK Product Marketing Manager, presents four common sense innovations for falls and invites you to share yours!

In a previous blog I compared fire and falls prevention and the need to use strategies to both reduce the probability and minimise the consequences of falls. Together, both the human and financial consequences could be reduced.

Currently:

  • Falls and fractures in people aged 65 and over account for over 4 […]
By |October 23rd, 2014|Features|2 Comments

Caring for people living with frailty

Adrian Scaife

Tunstall’s Adrian Scaife muses over a recent blog by Professor John Young about developing more proactive care for older people living with frailty.

Professor John Young, NHS England National Clinical Director for Integration and Frail Elderly, in his recent blog From FLOF to proactive care (FLOF meaning found lying on the floor) posed the question: could or should our health and care service […]

Fires, falls and fatalities. What can we learn?

Tunstall’s Adrian Scaife analyses fires and falls fatalities and asks what we can learn.

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(Source: ONS Deaths Registered in England and Wales. Underlying causes of death due to External Causes, Table 5.19, 2003-2012.)

The two graphs above show the trends in numbers of people dying due to fires and falls in England and Wales. The differences are striking both in terms of the numbers of people affected and the direction of the […]

By |March 25th, 2014|Features|1 Comment