Stepping On: Building Confidence and Reducing Falls
A community-based program for older people
By Lindy Clemson and Megan Swann
The second edition was released in November 2008
This manual is for occupational therapists, physical therapists, and other health professionals and health promotion workers in the area of falls-prevention with older people. It presents Stepping On - a community-based fall prevention program. The manual describes how to plan, prepare, and run the program, and includes suggestions for evaluation.
The Stepping On program offers older people a way of reducing falls and at the same time increasing self confidence in situations where they are at risk of falling. The program incorporates a group setting plus individualized follow-up. It covers a range of issues, including falls and risk, strength and balance exercises, home hazards, safe footwear, vision and falls, safety in public places, community mobility, coping after a fall, and understanding how to initiate a medication review.
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