April Falls Day®/Month 2015

April Falls Day®/Month 2015 – Theme: Confusion and Falls

Don’t let Confusion Cloud the risk of falls

A suite of resources have been developed by the CEC Falls Prevention Program April Falls Working Group including:

  • presentations for staff working in hospital, community and residential aged care settings,
  • posters
  • information flyers (on confusion and falls for patients, families and carers for hospital and community settings)
  • logos (April Falls Day® and Falls prevention is everyone’s business®).

These can be accessed at:
http://www.cec.health.nsw.gov.au/programs/falls-prevention/april-falls-day-2015

A special April Falls Links newsletter will be produced and we welcome reports with photos (please ensure you have permission from those being photographed) on April Falls activties in your health service. Please send these to e.vance@neura.edu.au by May 4th.

If you have any enquires about April Falls Day® 2015 please contact Ingrid Hutchinson on 02 92696 5516 or email Ingrid.hutchinson@health.nsw.gov.au

 

LiFE Program Resources

This innovative and non-traditional approach to exercise, the Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) program,was launched by the University of Sydney this week. Informed by a world-first study carried out by Professor Lindy Clemson and her colleagues, the LiFE program incorporates balance and strength training into everyday activities and embeds it within their daily routines. It has been shown to reduce falls by 31 per cent. 

LiFE Resources Flyer

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