Online resources for over 65s

Download the Bone Health Risk Factor Sheet

Visit the following websites and pages:

Seniors Elder abuse  - information about elder abuse.

Super Seniors -  information about staying well and healthy.

Publications for older people -  Ministry of Health publications section for older people.

Seniorline -  information on how to get help to stay at home or find relief care for caregivers.

Mental Health Foundation Boomers - information on well-being for baby boomers.

Fight Flu - information on influenza and flu vaccination.

Care Publications - Where from here publication - information for older people.

Nutrition and physical activity

Download the Physical Activity for Older People factsheet - information about physical activity for people 65 years and over.

Download or order the Eating for Healthy Older People booklet - food information including nutrition, food groups, healthy weight, food safety, and vitamins and minerals.

Visit the following websites:

The Heart Foundation - information about heart disease.

NZ Nutrition Foundation - information about healthy and enjoyable food choices. 

Alcohol.org.nz -  Information, advice, research and resources to help prevent alcohol-related harm.

Sport New Zealand - information about how to get into sport. 

Your local council website will also have information on sport and activities for people over 65. 

Support services

Visit the following websites:

Age Concern -  information and support services for people over 65.

Grey Power -  advocacy organisation promoting the welfare and wellbeing of older people.

Carers NZ - advice, resources, learning, and support for carers. 

Alzheimers New Zealand - find your local Alzheimers organisation. 

Home safety

Visit the New Zealand Government website - information about improving safety in your home by doing home modifications. 

New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension

Visit the Senior Services webpage - information about NZ Super and veterans.

Budgeting information

Visit the following websites:

Sorted -  use the Sorted budgeting tool.

Financial Capability Charitable Trust - free, confidential budgeting advice.

Legal issues

Visit the Super Seniors website - information about Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA). 

 

Online resources for health professionals

Falls & fractures outcomes dashboard

The falls & fractures outcomes dashboard defines and measures outcomes that matter to older people. It helps health sector partners to evaluate the benefits of services they provide to older people and drive innovation and development.

Use the falls & fractures outcomes dashboard

Snapshot of the falls and fractures outcomes dashboard

Explaining the indicator methodology for using the falls & fractures dashboard

When an older person's circumstances change 
The story of Muriel and George uses parallel timelines to show different paths a couple's lives can take when their circumstances change and they have to rely on the health system for care. 

Muriel and George's story

Strength and balance booklets

Download the Community strength and balance exercise effectiveness criteria booklet for health professionals and exercise providers

Download the In-home strength and balance exercise effectiveness criteria booklet for health professionals and exercise providers

The TUG test 

The purpose of the Timed up and Go (TUG) test is to assess mobility. An older adult who takes ≥12 seconds to complete the TUG has a high risk of falling.

The stay independent toolkit for clinicians tells you more about the TUG test. 

Download the Stay Independent Toolkit for Clinicians booklet

New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry

Over 4,000 New Zealanders suffer from a hip fracture annually. The Hip Fracture Registry allows for better analysis of national data and improves quality and consistency of care after a hip fracture through the use of a set of key quality indicators.

Visit the Australia and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry website 

Reducing harm from falls programme

The Health Quality & Safety Commission's Reducing Harm from Falls programme focuses on older people receiving care, whether in hospital, residential care, or in their own home.

More about the Reducing Harm from Falls programme 

Ask, Assess, Act

The Ask, Assess, Act resources developed by the Health Quality & Safety Commission for health professionals are popular and practical to use.

Various resources are available on the Health Quality & Safety Commission website including:

  • help sheets
  • pocket cards
  • posters.

Visit the Ask, Assess, Act page

10 Topics in reducing harm from falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has 10 topics in reducing harm from falls.These are learning activities for people who want to know how to prevent and reduce harm from falls in older people.

The 10 topics:

Osteoporosis

Download the All about Osteoporosis brochure

More information about Guidance on the diagnosis and management of Osteoporosis in New Zealand 

Stay Independent Toolkit for Clinicians

The Stay Independent Toolkit for Clinicians has helpful resources to encourage older people to self-assess their falls risk and follow with a conversation with their health professional.

The toolkit was adapted for the New Zealand setting by bpacnz. It's based on materials for stopping elderly accidents death and injuries developed by the United States' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Visit the Stay independent falls prevention toolkit for clinicians page

Other resources

Download the Exercise Effectiveness Criteria booklet - booklet for health professionals and community group strength and balance programme providers.

Visit the following web pages:

Healthy Ageing Strategy - The Ministry of Health's Healthy Ageing Strategy provides strategic direction for change and a set of actions to improve the health of older people.

Health of Older People - The Ministry of Health's section on the health of older people tells you about the work their older people team is doing.  

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Contact the ACC Falls team

Email: preventfalls@acc.co.nz 

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