1. Deliver evidence-based best practice strategies
Stay On Your Feet® has researched and consulted with experts to identify best practice strategies to reduce the incidence of falls among older adults. For best practice strategies which are effective in reducing falls click here.
2. Get involved in the Stay On Your Feet® Move Improve Remove campaign
Move Improve Remove, are three steps for older adults to follow to help prevent falls so that they can stay on their feet and get on with enjoying the fun things in life. Stay On Your Feet® releases two Move Improve Remove campaigns per year. Each campaign focuses on one specific action to prevent falls.
Download a campaign toolkit to learn how you can get involved in a Move Improve Remove campaign.
3. Training and events
Stay On Your Feet® provides training and networking events that aim to increase your capacity to work in falls prevention. To watch videos of previous presentations and events or to register for future events please see the Training and events page.
4. Refer to other services
Feel confident to refer your patients to another health professionals where appropriate. You can also refer them to community organisations for specific information and suitable programs. For more information please see the Refer page.
To search for health professionals working in falls prevention or for falls prevention programs, please visit the Stay On Your Feet® e-Directory.
5. Order resources
Stay On Your Feet® resources provide easy-to-read information for staff and older adults to learn about falls prevention. Order these resources through the Online ordering system. Stay On Your Feet® also has a range of resources specifically designed for individuals with higher needs, culturally and linguistically diverse individuals, and hospitals. For a detailed description of available resources please visit the Resources page.
6. Share falls prevention videos
A variety of Stay On Your Feet® videos are available for you to share with your clients, community members, family and friends. Videos are available across a variety of falls prevention topics and in a different formats.
7. Hold an education session
Stay On Your Feet® facilitator guides can assist you to deliver Stay On Your Feet® education sessions to older adults in the community. Access the Move Your Body, Improve Your Health and Remove Hazards facilitators guide today.
8. Sign up to the Stay On Your Feet® Newsletter
The Stay On Your Feet® program has a monthly eNewsletter called ‘Falls Prevention eNews’. To stay up to date with falls prevention activities around the state, sign up for the eNews today by completing the fields below.
9. Complete the Stay On Your Feet® eLearning modules
Injury Matters has developed two online learning modules to support exercise and activity coodinators in delivering falls prevention strategies with older adults living in the community.
“Introduction to Falls Prevention” provides background knowledge of falls, age-related changes and how these can impact on older adults function, mobility and falls risk. While module two “Exercise Strategies and Screening for Falls Prevention” focuses on the implementation of evidence-based falls prevention exercise strategies for older adults.