A Matter of Balance
Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.
A series of 17 strength and balance exercises delivered by a Physical Therapist in the home that reduces falls between 35 & 40% for frail older adults. This evidence-based program, developed in New Zealand, calls for PTs to assess, coach and progress patients over the course of six months to one year.
Stepping On is a high-level, evidence-based program proven to reduce falls and build confidence in older people. Stepping On was developed in Australia, but Wisconsin developed a U.S. version with support from the CDC that has been tested in the United States and shown to achieve a 50% reduction in falls.
Otago Exercise Program
Arizona Healthy Aging
The aging of our society is going to affect all aspects of society, especially healthcare, the economy and government programs. There are reasons to be optimistic about the aging of our population. Arizonans can live vital, healthy and productive lives in what has been called the third age of life.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Injury Center
The CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (the Injury Center) is the nation’s leading authority on injury and violence. They study violence and injuries and research the best ways to prevent them, applying science and creating real-world solutions to keep people safe, healthy, and productive.
Falls Prevention: National, State, and Local Solutions to Better Support Seniors.