Fewer hospital visits for Bob

Thanks to being involved in the CAPA Programme, Bob, from a care home in Perth and Kinross has fewer hospital visits and needs less assistance.

Since June 2017, a care home in Perth and Kinross has regularly recorded Bob’s falls. Bob needed the assistance of two carers to walk and would regularly have between eight to 12 falls a month, resulting in continuous trips to the hospital.

Through CAPA, Bob has been engaging in more small day-to-day movements and strength exercises to improve his leg strength. From June to October 2017 he had a total of four falls (roughly a 90% improvement). This reduced the time he spent at the doctors, in addition to the assistance needed from care staff to get out of his chair. This provides Bob with more independence and the staff with more time.