The benefits of preventing falls

How to best support residents

As we age, our balance and coordination abilities tend to decline, which makes us more susceptible to falls. Furthermore, various health conditions and medications can increase the risk of falling, particularly among older adults.  

The aftermath of a fall can be quite distressing, leading to injuries, pain, emotional trauma, loss of confidence, independence, and even mortality. Therefore, the issue of falling among older adults is a serious concern that requires attention and proactive measures to prevent it. 

Person Centred Software's advanced technology allows care organisations to analyse any incidents of falls meticulously, trace the actions that led up to the fall and prevent any further incidents from occurring. Using our technology, care organisations can identify patterns so they can adjust their practices accordingly to support their residents better.   

Planning care actions with mCare 

Planning care actions is essential to ensure that residents receive the necessary support in a timely manner. Our digital social care record system, mCare, helps care providers achieve this goal.  

mCare's features, such as Plan Day Care and Person Centred Care Plans, help care providers easily and accurately plan, document, evidence and track care actions to ensure residents' needs are met and the highest quality of care and support is provided. Ensuring assistance is available when needed can play a significant role in reducing and preventing falls.


Plan Day Care

Plan a resident’s regular care requirements.

Person Centred Care Plans   

Comprehensive person-centred care plans.

Risks to be aware of 

mCare's ability to track operational and risk data has been a key support for care providers. Our Care Alert Alarm feature notifies care workers of warnings, indicating critical actions, such as missed 'must do' care actions and any risks a resident might face, including if there is a high risk of falling. 

More time caring

Our Care Delivery App has been designed to reduce the administrative burden on care staff so they can focus on what's most important - spending more time with the residents, building meaningful relationships, getting to know them better, and identifying and assessing the risk of falls. With the Care Delivery App, care staff can provide residents with the best possible care and support whilst ensuring their safety and wellbeing. 


Preferences and special instructions 

Instructions, including those about moving and handling, are communicated to the care team on the Care Delivery App as part of the care interactions they're recording. This information is available at the point of care and aligns with the care plan and residents' preferences. Furthermore, this approach encourages safe working practices and ensures safe mobilisation methods are used. 

Innovative hydration solutions 

Dehydration in older adults can lead to severe complications, including increased risk of UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections), mood changes, and impaired thinking. Additionally, it can cause dizziness and increase the risk of falls, among other things.  

Person Centred Software's Smart Cups feature helps carers monitor fluid intake to prevent dehydration. The Smart Cups weighing cells and accelerometers measure fluid intake accurately, and intelligent algorithms are used to eliminate the liquids poured into the sink.


Click here to read more about the benefits of Smart cups.  

Smart Cups and digital care app


Post-Fall Assessment tool   

Our Post-Fall Assessment tool is designed to make sure that all necessary post-fall observations are automatically added to the Care Delivery App whenever a resident has had a fall recorded.  

Post-fall observations are included as part of the resident's planned care and flagged if not performed - this helps to ensure that residents receive the care they need after experiencing a fall. 

Activities and exercise  

Maintaining low-impact exercise is another key ingredient to reducing frailty and the risk of falls and improving balance. Our Care Delivery App allows users to record the types of exercise, duration and engagement levels – including exercise types, such as ankle strengthening. 

Maintaining low-impact exercise is another key ingredient to reducing frailty and the risk of falls and improving balance. Our Care Delivery App allows users to record the types of exercise, duration and engagement levels – including exercise types, such as ankle strengthening.


You could also consider adding a fall prevention exercise program to their daily routine to keep residents active. Our Oomph On-Demand wellbeing and activities platform, which integrates with mCare, is jam-packed with fun, specially designed exercise session plans.  

The benefits of preventing falls 

Care providers can significantly reduce the risk of residents falling by using the features mentioned above. The actions taken by care staff to prevent falls also have broader benefits for residents. These benefits include improved general wellbeing, physical and mental health, greater independence, and better ability to participate in daily activities that are important to them.  

To view all mCare's features, click here. To learn more about fall prevention, click here. 

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