Reduce/prevent falls in elderly people


Your organization has recently conducted a needs assessment and has prioritized its health promotion goals. You will need to design an intervention to address on goal over the next 3 years

Task (No more than 800 words) (no intro and conclusion needed)

4 paragraph – health issue, target, description of intervention and rationale

  • Background on the health issue and your target group – 300~400 Words
  • Health issue – Falls in elderly people (New South Wales, Australia) what is happening, why is this an issue, general info etc…
  • Target group – aged 65 years old and above, living alone, fallen previously, at risk etc.…
  • Description and rationale for the intervention that you have determined – around 400 words
  • Description – write about the intervention (see page 2) – briefly sum it up
  • Rationale –   why I came up with this intervention
  • Part 1 E.g.
  • Many elderly are not aware of health issue that they have
  • Some might ignore their health issue – not seeking medical advise
  • Lack of knowledge in preventing falls
  • Not bother traveling around to see different health professional
  • Etc…
  • So this intervention will allow them to see all the main health professionals at once
  • Convenient –   near where they live – easy to attend this session
  • Free to attend
  • Local – can go with their partners, neighbor and friends – more engaging (instead of going to medical centre or hospital as some elderly people do not like visiting those places)
  • Etc…


  • Part 2 e.g.
  • Some elderly may not know below activities can prevent fall
  • Not knowing where to join/attend such program
  • Etc…
  • Free to join
  • Local – can go with their partners, neighbor and   friends – more engaging and interactive
  • Some of the fall prevention program out there only focus on one type of activities – this may lead to boredom – we have different activities for each week
  • Etc…

Below are info about the intervention which I came up with

References – as needed – APA

Intervention – Balancing actName of the intervention

Part 1 – information

  • Group of healthcare professional will hold an event/session at each local government area/community group
  • All healthcare professionals are volunteers in running this event
  • Health care professionals includes,
  • Doctors (General practitioner)
  • Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Optometrists
  • Elderly people will go through each section to see each healthcare professionals
  • Mini check up/assessments
  • Give them tips
  • Educate etc..
  • Referral letter to specialist – if issue is important
  • Booklet with information will be available to bring home

Part 2 – Movement

  • We will run a 6 weeks program
  • Instructors will volunteer to run these classes
  • Activities includes,
  • Dance, Tai Chi, Otago
  • Balance and Strength building
  • General home exercises will be teach

Free to participate