Reducing Accidents in Care Homes

Having attended the recent Shropshire Partners in Care (SPIC) AGM, I was pleased to see the need for risk assessments and specific training was highlighted for staff dealing specifically with the elderly and those suffering from dementia in the care home environment.

An increased awareness of such issues will undoubtedly help to reduce the incidence of falls and injuries occurring in homes, which in turn will reduce the need for litigation against care homes following avoidable personal injuries.