The City of Rockingham Autumn Centre offers an active and social environment for people over the age of 50 to pursue personal interests and create support networks. The Autumn Centre is also open to people with a disability over the age of 18 accompanied by a carer.
Falls prevention clinic for people at high risk of having a fall.
Balance and Mobility Clinic, D4 Rehabilitation Centre
Falls program for older adults at high risk of having a fall.
Falls prevention program for people who are at high risk of falls.
Education workshops on falls prevention from OT perspective and functional exercise program.
Discussion on benefits of Home Assessments to identify and remove hazards around the home.
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.
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.
The Falls Prevention Clinic program holds small-group, individualised falls prevention exercise groups, in many out-patient centres and retirement villages across Perth.
Call 9424 0211 for inquiries, class times and appointments at all locations.
The Falls Prevention Clinic was established to help address the very common and massively significant public health problem of falls amongst seniors in Perth. Falls frequently result in injuries, with approximately 10% of falls resulting in a serious injury such as a fracture or head injuries. Even minor falls will affect confidence, resulting in reduced activity levels, mobility, strength and balance. This has a significantly detrimental effect on independence and quality of life.
However, something can be done to reduce falls. There exists a significant body of evidence showing that intervention strategies are very effective in reducing the rate and risk of falls and the associated injuries. Run by physiotherapists trained and experienced in the area of falls prevention, The Falls Prevention Clinic is specifically for the over 65s who are the group at most risk of falls. Our aim is to keep you on your feet, so that you can continue to live a life as actively and independently as possible.
The Falls Prevention Clinic’s mission is to promote healthy and independent living amongst over 65s, through reducing falls and injuries associated with falls. We aim to achieve this by:
- Increasing public awareness of falls amongst over 65s and falls prevention.
- Providing a comprehensive, evidence-based falls prevention service, including assessment and intervention.
- Promoting early assessment and intervention wherever possible.
- Empowering individuals and promoting self-management to actively manage their own falls risks.
Small-group, individualised Falls Prevention exercise groups, in many out-patient centres and retirement villages across Perth.