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Falls Prevention Classes – Albany Health Campus

Exercise and education-based short term programs held in Albany, Mt Barker and Denmark to help people stay independent and safe in their homes. The exercises are aimed at improving strength, balance and agility for people at all levels of abilities. Through the program you have access to physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietitian, pharmacist, nursing, speech pathology, and social work.

Contact Albany Health Campus to find out what services you can access.

The Stay Standing Program – City Beach

Want to live as well and independently as you can? Come to this quality endorsed program for older people who live in community or retirement settings.

Learn how to manage your own risk of falling over 8 fun group sessions including effective balance exercises and information from health professionals.

Program delivered at Ocean Gardens, City Beach.

Heart Health – East Perth

For the last 8 years with between 25-35 (40-80 yo) Aboriginal clients each week Thursday between 9-1pm. The Heart Health program is designed to be flexible, adaptable, empowering, giving clients a choice on how to live there their life.
Our usual morning generally runs…
Heart Health participants come together, sharing and supporting one another in their health. While the program offers a brief physical assessment eg Blood pressure and blood sugar checks (BSL) and yarning over a cup of tea or coffee. Group diabetic education precedes a short walk about 10am and morning tea. Supervised group exercises using weights (about 11:00hrs) and static bikes then finishing with a discussion about a chronic disease issue (about 11:15hrs) followed by a healthy lunch.
Weekly exercise and education sessions are delivered by Aboriginal staff alongside non-Aboriginal health professionals (cardiac nurse, exercise physiologist) and invited speakers. This program is designed to educate and empower participates to self manage their chronic disease and reduce their future risks. A variety of educational topics are discussed including heart health, heart medications, healthy tucker and healthy weight, oral health, what is blood pressure?, cholesterol control, quitting smoking, managing stress and emotions, benefits of physical activity and diabetes.
We usually present using stories, models and yarning.

High Wycombe Pharmacy

High Wycombe Pharmacy provides free Stay On Your Feet® kits to all interested customers.
Certain medicines can seriously increase your chance of a fall, so we provide tailored information regarding your medicine and how it may or may not affect you.
The kits contain Stay On Your Feet® information, as well as local information to keep you healthy and upright.
Come in and talk to one of our pharmacists today for your free consultation.

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Specialised Falls Service – Nedlands

The Specialised Falls Service at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) provides a comprehensive risk assessment and management service to evaluate older adults at risk of falls. This can occur either through a Home Visit or a Clinic based assessment.

The Home Visit assessment is performed by a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist who visits the client at home and performs a comprehensive assessment of risk factors that can contribute to risk of falls. This includes assessment of balance and walking difficulties, home hazards and medication. The therapist then implements a management plan to reduce a persons risk of falls which is done in conjunction with the client.

Clinic based services are performed on site at SCGH and consist of comprehensive assessment by Medical Specialist, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist. Management plans are implemented after assessment in consultation with the client.

Treatment options are also provided which includes specific balance exercises delivered as home or group exercise programs, Tai Chi, tailored falls risk education, home equipment and installations, specialist medical advice, medication review and further investigations of medical issues identified that may be contributing to risk.

Home Modifications and Assistive Equipment to Prevent Falls – Nedlands

Occupational therapists provide free information and advice to help people choose and access the most appropriate assistive equipment and home modifications, to support the prevention of falls and improved wellbeing.

In addition, through ILC’s Private Options, our health professionals can provide expert assessment, prescription, training and support to use assistive equipment that will enable people to more safely manage daily tasks. We also offer a consultation service about home modification designs.

The ILC provides information and support for a wide range of assistive equipment including:
– home modifications such as grab rails, ramps and bathroom modifications;
– mobility devices, such as walking sticks, walkers, wheelchairs and scooters;
– bathing, showering, toileting and dressing aids;
– telecare technology such as emergency call systems; and
– cushions, seating, beds and mattresses.

Stay On Your Feet®

Stay On Your Feet® is a falls prevention program for older adults. We can provide you with free booklets and brochures, provide free volunteer led presentations to your local community group and help with information and referrals over the phone.

Stay On Your Feet® is provided by Injury Matters and funded by the Western Australian Department of Health.

Find out more
Government of Western Australia Department of Health Injury Matters