Information and services
You have indicated that you have fallen within your home and you are worried about this and having more falls. There can be a variety of reasons for why you might have fallen and it is important to consider these to try and reduce further falls from occurring.
You can find out further information about falls on the NHS Inform Preventing Falls website: www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/preventing-falls.
Further Help with Falls:
NHS Inform have also created the 'Upwards and Onwards' film, which can be found on their website and explains several things to do with falling.
- How to get up from a fall.
- What to do if you can't get up.
- How to prevent falls.
You can either watch the whole film or a specific section by visiting this link: www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/preventing-falls/dealing-with-a-fall/what-to-do-if-you-fall
For information on local services please visit www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk [Home> Social care and health> Services for older people]
Befriend in Bellshill provides companionship and support, through home visits, to elderly or disabled people in Bellshill and surrounding areas who may experience loneliness or isolation. All befrienders are trained volunteers who have undergone an advanced security check. This service is only available in the Bellshill area.
For more information or to volunteer, please phone on 01698 573251.
North Lanarkshire Disability Forum provides information and advice on all aspects of disability. They can provide a home visit and an advocacy service. If you'd like to find out more, please get in touch by using the following information.
Phone: 01698 275710
Address: 42 Civic Square, Motherwell, ML1 1TP
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