Update on Falls in Residential Care

Update on Falls in Residential Care


Topic – Update on Falls in Residential Care

Seminar 3 – 13th July 2022 (1-2pm)

1:00pm Title: “Physical activity and exercise – can increasing mobility reduce falls in aged care?”

Professor Anne Marie Hill

Professor Anne-Marie Hill is Senior Principal Research Fellow in the School of Allied Health. Anne-Marie is a Member of the Australian College of Physiotherapy and is an APA titled Gerontological physiotherapist (awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Association 2007), recognising her expert knowledge in Physiotherapy in Geriatrics. She has over 30 years clinical experience working with older people to improve their health and well-being.


1:30 Title: “Exercise in aged care – what next?

Mr Rik Dawson

Rik Dawson is an experienced aged care physiotherapist. Rik was the owner of Agewell Physiotherapy, a practice that employed physiotherapists and occupational therapists in aged care across Australia. Rik is currently enrolled at Sydney University as HDR candidate where he is focusing on telehealth for older people under the supervision of Professor Sherrington and Dr Pinheiro. He will investigate the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and acceptability of physiotherapy led exercise programs delivered via telehealth for older Australians. This research will answer key questions about whether the role of technology can reduce falls, enhance mobility and quality of life of older people with and without dementia receiving aged care services in their home or in residential aged care.

1:50– 2:00pm Discussions/questions