Staying Steady Group
Falls can cause serious problems, especially for seniors. If you are concerned about being unsteady on your feet or have perhaps already had a fall or two, your doctor can refer you to this upbeat, confidence-building six-week exercise and training program run by the KEMH Day Hospital.
When you start the Staying Steady programme you will be assessed by a physiotherapist, occupational therapist and a registered nurse who will determine any causes of unsteadiness and provide you with specific advice relevant to each situation. This will include a home visit. The physiotherapist will tailor an exercise programme for you that will be completed in the group with supervision.
Group content includes:
- Reducing risks in your home
- How physical activity helps you stay steady
- Understanding the medical reasons for falling
- Managing the emotional impacts of feeling unsteady/falling and improving your confidence
- Nutrition and falls
- What to do if you have a fall
- How to get MORE OUT OF LIFE!
The group is run in the Day Hospital, located on the first floor of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.
The group comes together on Thursday afternoons from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. If the time and day do not suit you, please contact the Day Hospital to see what other options are available.