The Felgains Falls Solution | Reducing Ambulance Callouts and Improving Outcomes

The Problem

In the UK, a third of people over 65 and half of people over 80 fall at least once a year. This means that every year in the UK, at least 5 million people will experience at least one fall.

People who have fallen, but not sustained any injuries, are usually triaged as ‘Category 4’, so they will typically wait hours for help. Ambulance callout times are currently at record high levels, further increasing the length of time a fallen person will be waiting on the floor. More than one hour on the floor is called a ‘long lie’, and this is associated with serious complications, such that even if there was no initial injury from the fall, the long lie will cause harm.

Falls are the number one reason older people are taken to the emergency department at hospital. There are around 255,000 falls-related emergency hospital admissions in England among patients aged 65 and over each year.

And the cost to the NHS? Falls are estimated to cost the NHS more than £2.3 billion per year…

The Solution

ICSs, Ambulance Trust and Falls Response teams across the country are implementing the Raizer Lifting Chair to reduce ambulance callouts and hospital admissions, improve the patient and staff experience, and reduce system cost and pressure.

Reduce Ambulance Callouts and Hospital Admissions

By using non-ambulance resource such as CFRs or UCR Teams to respond to non-injury and minor injury falls, Ambulances can get to category 1 and 2 callouts sooner.

And by getting to fallers quicker and treating them at their home or care home, the likelihood of a hospital admission is greatly reduced, easing current hospital capacity challenges.

Improve the patient and staff experience

Getting the fallen person up from the floor in a quick and dignified manner makes it a more comfortable and less stressful experience for the faller, and makes it an easier task for the staff to carry out confidently and competently.

By doing this, the risk of damage is minimised and the faller has the best chance of maintaining a good quality of life.

Reduce System Cost and Pressure

Treating fallen persons quickly and at their home or in their care home greatly reduces the risk of hospital admission and the resulting costs and deconditioning.

By preventing the costs of hospital admissions and emergency callouts, organisations can reduce the pressure on stretchee services and save significant amounts.

The Raizer Lifting Chair

The Raizer is a motorised lifting chair that assembles around a fallen person and lifts them up to a seated or perching position. It is easy to assemble and use for the caregiver, and it is safe, smooth and very reassuring for the fallen person.

  • Ease of use means that staff will actually use it – and want to use it!
  • minimal moving & handling makes it safe for the caregiver and easy to do single-handedly
  • Smooth and quiet action reassures the fallen person, minimising the emotional stress of a fall and being lifted up again
Find out more

 

Some examples of successful projects | Felgains Case Studies

Felgains as your trusted partner

One Complete Solution

Felgains can help you through the whole process, from identifying the need all the way to full rollout and follow up

Training

We book and deliver face to face training to every team leader or manager, along with a bespoke training video 

Data Monitoring

Our team has the ability to assist with the data monitoring and tracking of the project

Our ‘Falls Vision’

Here at Felgains, our Falls Vision is that there should be zero unnecessary ambulance callouts to non-injury or minor injury falls in care settings, the community.

To this end, we are working with organisations across health and social care to implement falls response and prevention solutions that enable better care. 

Some of the organisations we are working with to improve falls response and enable better care

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