The Stepping On program is a community-based falls-prevention program that shows participants how to reduce falls, increase confidence and maintain personal independence. Originally developed in Australia, based on research and scientifically proven to work, the Stepping On program is now internationally recognised as best practice in falls prevention.
The Stepping On manual is aimed at health workers with a passion for aged care. It offers a step-by-step guide to running the seven-week group program, plus essential background information. Topics covered include understanding the risk of falls, identifying home hazards, the role of vision in causing and preventing falls, staying safe in public places, strength and balance exercises, and much more. The manual includes a guide to useful resources, handouts for group participants, and suggestions for recruitment and evaluation.
This new edition has been thoroughly revised and redesigned to incorporate cutting-edge research, professional feedback, and over fifteen years’ experience of running of the program. As well as the latest fall-prevention research, the revised manual contains an expanded section on working with culturally and linguistically diverse groups, simplified exercises for participants to do at home, and new stories and illustrations.
‘This is an invaluable manual incorporating the latest evidence for falls prevention in the community.’ Professor Lyn March AM, University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
‘This new Stepping On manual will be a wonderful resource for many health professionals like myself who work with patients who have had falls and fractures. It is definitely my “go-to” resource in our very busy clinic!’ Lillias Nairn, North Shore Ryde Health Service
A range of handouts and supplementary materials are available for download. Please click on the Table of Contents tab for links to download the supplementary materials.