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 module:
- Examines age related changes and modifiable risk factors associated with falls.
- Enables caregivers to incorporate fall prevention strategies when working with older adults.
Note: Once you have completed registration, you will receive an email with more information and links to the E-learning module.
Tiered Exercise Program (TEP) Training – available in-person only
One of the main fall prevention strategies is exercise. 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.
If interested in learning more about this program and/or other exercise programs, the CCAA website has information on when and where programs are being offered.