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In this section, we have leaflets for the Senior Adult Medicine Services department. Please only read the materials on the advice of your clinician.

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Royal Osteoporosis Society:
Better Bone Health for Everybody

Your bones have an important job to do. They work with your muscles to make sure you can move and be active. They perform other jobs too, such as protecting your organs, storing minerals, and producing blood cells.

Your genes play a key role in determining the size and strength of your skeleton, but the way you live your life plays an important part too. This is where a healthy lifestyle is essential. Building up the amount of bone you invest in your ‘bone bank’ when you are younger helps to resist the loss of bone and bone strength that happens in older age. It also ensures you are helping to keep your skeleton strong throughout your life. Strong muscles and bones give you the best chance of staying active as you age.

 

 

Preventing falls at home

The risk of falling increases with age, although not all people fall when they get older. Someone who has already had a fall is more likely to fall again in the future. Falling and the fear of falling can make older people lose confidence in going about their day to day activities, and may affect their independence. And although most falls don't result in serious injury, some cause broken bones, from which it may be difficult to recover.

The leaflet aims to give advice on how to prevent falls at home for all people aged 65 years and over.

It is also for people aged between 50 and 64 years who are judged at being at higher risk of falling because of an underlying condition.

 

 

Preventing falls during your stay in hospital

At Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals, we aim to help you to be SAFE during your stay in hospital.

When you are admitted to the ward, your falls risk factors will be identified. Working together with the nurses, doctors and therapists, we will support you and your family to keep you SAFE and minimise the likelihood of a fall.

 

 

Welcome to the Department of Senior Adult Medical Services (SAMS)

Our aim is to get you better quickly and well enough to go home in a timely and safe way. The teams have a lot of expertise in managing your discharge and in partnership with you, and your family we will provide information and support to plan your discharge as soon as possible after admission to avoid any delays.

 

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Op RESTORE

Op RESTORE: The Veterans Physical Health and Wellbeing Service is an NHS service that supports individuals who have served in, or are leaving, the UK Armed Forces and have continuing, physical health injuries and related medical problems attributed to their time in the Armed Forces.

 

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