Their purpose is to promote falls prevention for all patients and assist older people to stay fall-free in the community.
This year's theme is 'Moving right to stay upright' – take steps to prevent a fall.
Poor balance and strength will affect a person's mobility and put them at an increased risk of a fall.
April Falls Day® 2017 is an opportunity to promote moving right to stay upright across your hospital, community setting or residential aged care facility.
Help reduce the incidence of falls in our health facilities and the community.
Use the following resources to get the message out during April Falls Month activities.
2017 April Falls Event:
"Waste Not - Fall Not"
Sarcopenia and Falls Prevention Seminar
A free seminar for community service providers and staff of RACF and Hospitals, who work with older people in Northern Sydney.
The seminar was held on Tuesday 2 May 2017 at Hornsby RSL club. Enquiries to:
Margaret Armstrong - email@example.com
Help reduce the incidence of falls in health facilities and the community. Use the following resources at your facility or in your community to get the message out during April Falls Day and April Falls Month.
2017 April Falls Posters
Moving right to stay upright - Take steps to prevent a fall
Moving Around Safely in Hospitals
Helping our patients - take steps to prevent a fall (April Falls Day)
Helping our patients - take steps to prevent a fall (April Falls Month)
Helping our consumers - take steps to prevent a fall
Helping our younger MHDA consumers - take steps to prevent a fall
Take Steps to Prevent a Fall - Home Tasks Checklist
For more information on ladder safety (including falls stories), visit:
Take Steps to Prevent a Fall
General April Falls Posters
How to Fall Proof Yourself
Falls are preventable - We all have a role to play
Patients at risk - Falls risk screen
Preventing falls - tips for seniors
Carers: Your role is key
Carers: Your role is key (detailed)
Carers are important
Pets are a hazard - Dogs
Pets are a hazard - Cats
Don't go head over heels
Don't bite the dust
Dance like no-one is watching
Set yourself up to stay independent at home
2017 Presentations: Theme - Moving Right to Stay Upright
April Falls Day - Moving Right to Stay Upright (Hospitals)
April Falls Month - Moving Right to Stay Upright (Community)
2016 Presentations: Theme - Share The care
April Falls Day - Share The Care (Hospitals)
April Falls Day - Share The Care (Community)
2015 Presentations: Theme - Don't let confusion cloud the risk of falls:
Health Professionals - Hospital Based
Health Professionals - Hospital Based (with Case Study)
Health Professionals - Community Based
Health Professionals - Residential Care
April Falls Day:April Falls Day - Clinical Excellence Commission
NSW Falls Prevention Program -Clinical Excellence Commission