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Learning to Prevent Falls in Older Adults

Injury Matters offer a range of workforce development opportunities through Stay On Your Feet® to assist health and non-health professionals to increase their knowledge and practical ability to prevent falls in older adults.

The Stay On Your Feet® eLearning modules offer free learning opportunities which can be completed online, with a certificate of completion provided to recognise your learning.

Module One aims to equip non-health professionals with background knowledge of falls, age-related changes and how these can impact an individual’s function, mobility and falls risk.

Module Two has been developed for exercise and activity coordinators (e.g. fitness instructors, therapy assistants and peer exercise leaders) and follows on from module one. The module will help support the implementation of evidence-based falls prevention exercise strategies for older adults.

Both modules highlight the important fact that falls are preventable with lifestyle changes that focus on the core modifiable risk-factors of moving your body, improving your health, and removing hazards.

Sign up to module one here.

Sign up to module two here.

Additionally, Stay On Your Feet® has an eLearning module designed for older adults to improve their knowledge and reduce their own risk of having a fall. Read more here.

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

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