Falls Prevention

Still Standing Program

The Still Standing program was first launched in 2017.

Over the past 2 years the program has achieved great results including:

  • Average leg strength improved 42%

  • Average balance improved 46%

  • Average mobility improved 21%

  • Average functionality improved 20%

  • Number of patients classified as low risk of falling improved from 15% to 62%.

  • Data from the past 2 years suggest a reduction in falls by 50% by doing this program.

The Still Standing Program is a free program which consists of:

  1. Pre-program assessment with Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and home exercise program designed by AEP and exercise bands.

  2. 2 group education sessions with Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) and Clinical Pharmacist or AEP.

  3. 12-week supervised group exercise program with AEP with tea and coffee provided after each class.

  4. Post program assessment with AEP.

 

To express your interest in any of the classes below or to inquire further please contact us today by clicking here.

Still Standing program 2020
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 Return of the free Still Standing program for 2021-22

The Still Standing program returns for 2021-22. The funding for the program has been renewed by the Western Sydney Promary Health network (Wentwest).

The Still Standing program will be offered in the following locations:

  • Mount Druitt

  • Doonside/Blacktown

  • Castle Hill

  • Parramatta

  • Other locations determined on demand in Western Sydney (Blacktown, Parramatta, Castle Hill and Cumberland LGAs)

Eligibility:

  • ​Aged 65+ or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged 50+

  • Reside in Western Sydney (Blacktown, Parramatta, Castle Hill and Cumberland LGAs)

  • Medically stable and at risk of falling or have experienced a fall.

  • Referral from a GP, Specialist or Allied Health Professional.

  • Not in residential care.

  • Not due to travel lasting more than one week throughout the completion of the program.

  • Not due to move out of the area before the completion of the program.

  • Not due to have any major elective medical procedure before the completion of the program.

  • Not completed the Still Standing Program in the past 2 years, unless recurrent falling and new referral from your GP, Specialist or Allied Health Professional.

If you are not in a position to start exercises classes and would like to be informed of future programs please complete the form below. 

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