The most common causes of falls in Elders is due to poor balance, weak ankles and weak hips^. The good news is new evidence-based research from Sydney University has found the Lifestyle Functional Exercise Program (LiFE) reduced falls by 31%, proving that falls can be prevented.
In today’s society we are encouraged to continually find ways of doing less. We use remote controls; we have our groceries delivered; and we drive everywhere. Because of this we need to work harder to maintain our strength and balance. The old saying is even more true for Elders: “Use it, or lose it”.
At Daughterly Care, our experienced Caregivers have been trained in Elder Safety and Falls Prevention by incorporating the LiFE^ Exercise Program, created at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney into the daily activities of our clients during our regular service times.