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Avery Healthcare combats falling with 'Step Up and Stay Up' campaign

Avery Healthcare has launched its September 'Step Up and Stay Up' campaign to promote its falls prevention programme.

The campaign provides information for staff, residents, and their families about taking positive action to prevent falling. To support the campaign and to raise awareness, Avery residents across the UK are challenging themselves to walk a total of 5,000 steps alongside staff, relatives, visiting professionals, and community supporters.

Julie Spencer, Avery Healthcare’s care and quality director, said: "Falling as people get older is quite common and can have a detrimental effect on the wellbeing of those who fall, both physically and psychologically. This can lead to people losing confidence and a reluctance to participate in everyday activities.

“At Avery, we promote people to live as independently as possible and look at the person as an individual, taking into account how they want to live their life, encouraging them to stay active, eating well, and staying hydrated. Staff also ensure residents are supported to wear appropriate footwear, considering medical conditions as well as medications they take, which may increase falls risk. These are aspects that can be multifactorial factors in leading to falling. Staying active, of which walking is one aspect, helps people’s muscle strength and balance to be maintained which naturally lends itself to staying on one’s feet.

“It is vital that we work proactively within our teams to minimise the risks and prevent falling within our homes."

More information can be found at https://www.averyhealthcare.co.uk/company-news/step-up-and-stay-up/.

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