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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Video presentations

The Julia Poole presentations to support the NSQHS Standards; Standard 10: Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls can now be accessed on the Falls Network website.  There are 3 separate videos:
1. Case Studies on how to complete a falls risk screening and management plan
2. Post Fall Guide
3. Falls audits and resources
These can be accessed on the home page go to http://fallsnetwork.neura.edu.au and let me know if you have any problems opening any of them by sending an email to e.vance@neura.edu.au.
Supporting resources for these videos are available from the CEC NSW Falls Prevention Program

Falls Network Forum CD/DVD now available

The Plenary Sessions at the 2014 Falls Network Forum were recorded on video and are now available as either a CDROM or DVD format.  Send an email to e.vance@neura.edu.au with your name, position, organisation, local health district and mailing address and how you will use the recording (ie staff education, share with colleagues, professional development).

April Falls Day®/Month

 

One in three older adults in the community falls each year and admissions to hospital have increased over the last 10 years. Falls can be serious and may lead to long term hospitalisation, loss of independence, the need for supported care and premature death in some cases. Falls can be prevented.

This year, the NSW Falls Prevention Program theme for April Falls Day® is: Medication and falls: Medicate right to stay upright.  Older people are more susceptible to side effects from medications. These can include; drowsiness, dizziness, poor balance, blurred vision which may lead to a fall. Taking multiple medications regardless of what they are, may increase a person’s fall risk.

The Clinical Excellence Commission, NSW Falls Prevention Program has developed a suite of resources for health staff, patients and people in the community.  These include posters, presentations and a range of flyers including one on medications, available in a few community languages (Arabic, Greek, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese). These resources can be accessed at: http://bit.ly/1pACSlD

Follow CEC NSW Falls Prevention Program on Twitter at @NSWFallsProgram