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HOW CAN PHYSIOTHERAPY PREVENT FALLS?

Falls are the leading cause of preventable death in older people, with 1 million older Australians experiencing a fall each year.

Physiotherapy can’t change the ageing process, however, physiotherapists have a vital role in the prevention of falls in older people in our community. Preventing falls is an important part of maintaining independence to live safely and confidently at home.

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MANAGING FRAILTY IN OLDER PEOPLE

Frailty is an ageing-related syndrome in which multiple physiological processes decline. This can lead to adverse health outcomes in older people. These outcomes include injury, reduced function, hospitalisations, admission to residential aged care and mortality. There is also overall poorer quality of life and wellbeing.

Currently, 1 in 7 Australians are over the age of 65 years, therefore continued good health as we age is becoming increasingly important.

Physiotherapists are in a perfect position to identify those at risk of frailty, assist to prevent onset, reduce severity of established frailty and promote healthy ageing at all stages of life.

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OFFERING HOME PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR OUR AGEING

At Action Home Rehab our physiotherapists offer high-quality home physiotherapy treatment, preventive health and rehabilitation programs to ageing clients in their own homes. Our team of mobile physiotherapists can visit clients who are living alone at home, with their family, in a retirement village or a residential aged care facility. As clients age and face challenges of immobility, deteriorating health and isolation, having access to our services will help maximise their quality of life and independence.

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