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Overview Oldham Community Services Adult Therapies Oldham Community Falls & Fracture Prevention Team

Oldham Community Falls & Fracture Prevention Team

The Oldham Falls and Fracture Prevention Service assess patients over the age of 65, who have fallen within the last 12 months and live in the Oldham area.

Our aim is to identify patients who have fallen and reduce their risk of further falls by maintaining independence and improving confidence.

Time is spent talking to patients about their falls and how they may have affected their day-to-day life and independence.

The assessment looks at many areas, including the patients eye sight, footwear, home hazards, strength and balance. This can then help us to identify why patients are falling and we can then focus on building confidence to prevent it happening again.

The assessment will take place in an environment which meets the patients needs this could be at a clinic, in their own home or residential or nursing home.

We promote wellbeing through encouraging physical activity which can be achieved by a home exercise programme, the Age Concern Falls exercise class or other community exercise classes.

Contact Information

Address
Leesbrook Medical Centre
Mellor Street
Oldham
OL4 3DG
Tel:
0161 622 4311
Fax:
0161 622 6622

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 8-4

Referral Methods

  • Self referral
  • GP
  • Health professional
  • Social care professional