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There can be many different reasons why someone falls and equally many different ways to address the problem.

 

Those who have had a history of falls and consequences from those falls (eg. injuries, decreased confidence)require a more indepth assessment to determine the main reasons behind the falls and then discuss what could be done to help.

 

The GP or hospital doctor could refer to healthcare professionals for a falls assessment as required

 

For further information or advice,  The falls contacts in Grampian are:

 

Aberdeen City - Rosie Cooper and Julie Gillespie  01224 558399

 

Aberdeenshire - Shona Strachan  01346 585119

 

Moray - Anne McKenzie    01343 567322

 

Alternatively NHS Grampian Healthpoint is a one stop health information point.  The trained health advisors can ask some specific questions about falls then provide information and advice about what to do next.

 

The free healthline is 0500 20 20 30    or email healthpoint@nhs.net