The NSW Ministry of Health has produced a Snapshot on Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls that provides a summary of the current situation and key strategies and priorities for action.
This Cochrane review looked at 30 studies and concluded that exercise interventions in community-dwelling older people probably reduce fear of falling to a limited extent immediately after the intervention, without increasing the risk or frequency of falls.
The review can be accessed at:
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,
- 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by May 4th.
We would really appreciate your opinion on the information and activities provided by the NSW Falls Prevention Network so that we can continue to improve what we offer you.
All information collected will be anonymous and all data collected is held securely. A summary will be prepared and shared with the network.