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Welcome to Stay On Your Feet®. Information and resources to prevent falls and keep you active, because falls are preventable no matter what age you are.

Other organisations and services

Aged and Community Care Services

Community organisations and aged care services have a vital role in the prevention of falls. These organisations and services assist with a range of activities, including the overall maintenance of health and wellbeing of older adults.

Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT) (Healthy WA) can receive referrals from health professionals, individuals, or friends and family members of older adults. The team assesses the individual’s needs and ability to perform activities of daily living including accessing the community. They will then determine which services the individual may be eligible to receive, primarily assistance with daily tasks and their own care.

The aim of the Home and Community Care (HACC) program is to assist people to remain living at home relatively independently by providing a range of basic support and maintenance services. Services can include assistance with household tasks, maintaining a nutritious diet, functioning safely and participating in social activities. With approximately 50% of falls occurring in and around the home, ensuring that individuals are practising safe behaviours within their own home is very important. The My Aged Care website is also a useful source of information or call 1800 200 422.

There are also a number of community services that assist with people’s health and wellbeing;

Health Promotion

Health promotion officers plan and coordinate health promotion programs for various groups within the community including groups of older adults. If you are interested in contacting your local health promotion officer or require information about the services they provide, the following websites provide information that may be able to assist you:

Education and Research Institutes

There are various education and research institutes that teach or conduction research into falls prevention. If you are interested in furthering your studies in falls prevention or getting in contact with students and academics with a falls prevention focus, the following links may be useful;

It is also important to be aware of the services offered by other health and community care professionals. If you require information about the role that specific occupations have in relation to falls prevention, or would like to find a health professional please see the refer to health professional page

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