Resources

Evidence-Based Program: Otago Exercise Program

The Otago Exercise Program (OEP) is a series of 17 strength and balance exercises delivered by a Physical Therapist  or a Physical Therapy Assistant in the home, outpatient or community setting that reduces falls between 35 and 40% for frail older adults.

Evidence-Based Program: Fit & Strong

Fit & Strong! is an evidence-based physical activity/behavior change intervention that has been successfully implemented in multiple community-based settings.

Evidence-Based Program: CAPABLE

CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place – Advancing Better Living for Elders) is a five-month structured program delivered at home to community dwelling older adults to decrease fall risk, improve safe mobility, and improve ability to safely accomplish daily functional tasks.

Evidence-Based Program: A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is an 8-week structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.

Optional Questions for Participant Pre- and Post- Surveys (Spanish)

Optional survey questions capture data elements that ACL Falls Prevention Grantees may wish to collect over and above the grant-required data elements. These fields are not included on the OMB-approved data collection forms, but you may add them to the Participant Information Form (pre-survey) and Participant Post Program Survey.