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Thank you for visiting our page on preventing falls & fractures in the Southern Region. We are a small team of therapists and nurses.
We are passionate about keeping older people well and independent. Positive ageing is about providing the best quality of life for older people. Ministry of Health, HQSC and ACC all want to value older people by reducing falls and injuries from falls.
B-Well, Falls & Fracture Prevention Team
Locally, B-Well, Falls & Fracture Prevention Team offers a range of services because one size does not fit all:
- Home based strength and balance programme,
- Community strength and balance,
- Fracture Liaison Service within General Practice.
Current data shows us that each year 1 in 3 people aged 65 or over will fall. For people over 80 years the risk increases to 1 in 2. Falling over is not a natural part of the ageing process and many falls are preventable.
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