Step Ahead to Fall Prevention in Older Adults
The Step Ahead to Fall Prevention E-learning Module was developed by Toronto Public Health in partnership with York Region Public Health. The e-learning module is for health care providers, caregivers and individuals who provide care to older adults.The program consists of two modules. Module 1 on Fall Prevention is available to complete online at your own pace. Once completed, you have the option to register for Module 2: Tiered Exercise Program ©, facilitated by Flemingdon Health Centre.Certificates of participation are provided following completion of each module.
Examines age related changes and modifiable risk factors associated with falls.
Enables caregivers to incorporate fall prevention strategies when working with older adults.
Module 2: Tiered Exercise Program (TEP) Training – available in-person only, facilitated by Flemingdon Health Centre
TEP is an evidence based exercise program developed by the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA). CCAA is a leader in current research and program development for improved physical ability and healthy aging.
Includes exercise programs for older adults who are either chair-bound, have transfer ability, or are ambulatory.
Teaches 10 simple, progressive exercises proven to maintain strength, balance, and flexibility.
Pre-requisite: Participants must complete Module 1: Step Ahead to Fall Prevention E-Learning Module.