Falls professional resources
The following resources provide guidelines for falls prevention and healthy active ageing for those who work with older people in the community. Additional resources, including Queensland Stay On Your Feet® checklists are available.
Model Implementation Standard/Policy
Model guide for emergency department
National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
Queensland Stay On Your Feet Community Good Practice Guidelines
- Queensland Stay On Your Feet® Community Good Practice Guidelines (PDF 3.0 MB)
These guidelines have been developed for professionals based on the latest evidence, program experience and evaluation of falls prevention strategies. They cover demographics, incidence, risk factors, awareness raising activities and falls prevention interventions.
Download in sections:
Section A - Cover page and contents
Section B - Part 1 Purpose and Part 2 Population Ageing
Section C - Part 3 Falls in Older Community-Dwelling People and Part 4 Guiding Principles for Preventing Falls
Section D - Part 5 Falls Risk Factors
Section E - Part 6 Awareness Raising, Screening and Assessment of Falls Risk
Section F - Part 7 Interventions for Prevention of Falls and Falls Injury
Section G - Part 8 Glossary, Part 9 References and Part 10 Appendix A
- Falls management and prevention referral checklist
Queensland Health has developed a best practice referral checklist to facilitate better management of older people who have had falls while living in the community. The checklist assists health professionals to refer older people to suitable health care providers from different disciplines and agencies. The checklist is consistent with Queensland Health's Falls Prevention Best Practice Guidelines for Public Hospitals and State Government Residential Aged Care Facilities (2003), and was developed by the Brisbane South Centre for Health Service Integration as part of the Falls Management and Prevention Project.
How to use the Referral Checklist
To order the BE SAFE, Queensland Stay On Your Feet Short Checklist brochures, Queensland Stay On Your Feet Checklist and Ageing with vitality resources see below:
Online Education and Research
|Finding Your Feet Facilitators Manual (PDF 1.38 MB)Finding Your Feet
is a group-based mobility, balance and falls prevention program combining structured physical activity and education sessions, and is designed for people who have had a fall, are afraid of falling, or report loss of confidence in their daily activities.
Download in sections:Section A
- Cover page and contentsSection B
- Sessions 1 and 2Section C
- Sessions 3 and 4Section D
- Sessions 5 and 6Section E
- Session 7, Certificate of Achievement and Resources
||Stay On Your Feet® Image Library
Queensland Health has a 'healthy active ageing' image library that contains images that can be used in publications and other media free of charge, providing appropriate acknowledgment is given (for example: © Queensland Health).
||Slips, trips and fall prevention
A Queensland Government guide to falls risk management for employers, employees and clients.
Falls prevention strategies, policies and plans
Key falls prevention strategy documents prepared by federal, state and local governments and other major organisations can be found on the Toolkit webpage.
Queensland seniors strategies