References and further information:
Falls Prevention Guide – St George Private Hospital – Falls Prevention Guide The definitive guide to preventing falls, tumbles, slips and spills. http://www.stgeorgeprivate.com.au/-/media/Documents/SGP/For-Patients/StGeoPH-Falls-Prevention.pdf?la=en
Adelaide now – Record number of injuries from falls in SA public hospitals – http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/record-number-of-injuries-from-falls-in-sa-public-hospitals/news-story/6a4783b4b7e6cdc1b6d7ee3333c16919?nk=4e7382122df053e0c923c61c693fa35c-1506481602
Don’t fall for it – falls prevention resources for health providers 2011
Exercise is Medicine Australia www.exerciseismedicine.org.au
Find an Accredited Exercise Physiologist www.essa.org.au
Exercise Right www.exerciseright.com.au
Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society www.anzfallsprevention.org
Tinetti ME, Williams CS. Falls, injuries due to falls, and the risk of admission to a nursing home. N Engl J Med 1997; 337(18): 1279–84.
Moller J. Changing resource demands related to fall injury in an ageing population. NSW Public Health Bulletin 2000; 13(1–2): 3–6.
Moller J. (2003). Projected costs of fall related injury to older persons due to demographic change in Australia. Canberra: Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.
Sherrington C, et al. Effective exercise for the prevention of falls: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008; 56(12): 2234–43.
Wolf SL, et al. Reducing frailty and falls in older persons: an investigation of Tai Chi and computerized balance training. J Amer Geriatr Soc 1996; 44(5): 489–97.
Cameron ID, et al. Interventions for preventing falls in older people in care facilities and hospitals. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Dec 12;12:CD005465.
Gillespie LD, et al. Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Sep 12;9:CD007146.
Falls prevention service directory Sept 2011
Otago falls prevention march 2003