Invigor8 is an evidence based exercise programme for Falls Prevention for people over 65 who are at risk of fall. This community based programme is suitable for those who have a fear of falling, feel unstable, have a history of falling, have low bone density or family history of osteoporotic fracture.
MHPS sets out to maintain people independently and safely in their own homes and communities, which has been a key aspiration of all of Moray’s Reshaping Care for Older People Change Plans so far. The partners (NHS, council, third and private sectors) recognise that the small cost of helping maintain independence in this way can represent significant value for money when compared with the costs that result from that independence diminishing.
Such costs might be significant, for example, the cost of admission to hospital or a move to residential care. Local councillors have been especially supportive and this type of service is viewed as an essential part of the picture of support in Moray.