Do you work with older adults? Do you want to know more about falls, how to identify falls risk, and strategies to put in place to help prevents falls in older adults?
Learning on the go has never been easier, with podcasts and google just a few clicks away. Due to the growing need for self-paced and interactive professional development opportunities for health professionals, Injury Matters has developed two free, self-paced online learning modules for you to complete anytime, anywhere!
The Stay On Your Feet Introduction to Falls Prevention and Exercise Strategies and Screening for Falls Prevention online modules provide professionals with background knowledge of falls, age-related changes and how these can impact an individual’s function, mobility and falls risk. The interactive, practical, and evidence-informed modules will help you facilitate falls prevention exercise strategies for older adults.
If you predominantly work with older adults over the age of 65 or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples over the age of 45, these modules can be beneficial to recognise the risk factors that contribute to falls in older age groups, and which screening tools you can use in your workplace to help identify at-risk individuals.
Injury Matters also have a Move Your Body online learning module to increase older adults’ knowledge of the importance of strength and balance for healthy ageing.
Falls are preventable and are not a normal part of ageing. With an increase in falls among older adults in Western Australia, develop your skills and understanding of falls prevention and start the modules today or share the Move Your Body module with your clients! You will receive a participation certificate at the end of each module and will gain valuable insight into falls prevention.