Technology can be a great help in tracking and improving your health. One of the challenges is that using technology often takes some experience or some guidance. One of the components of the HOP-UP-PT Foundational Independence program is the use of an activity monitor that a person wears on their wrist. Below are some key Read More
The Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (CGWEP) website provides information on the Otago Exercise Program and how to become an Otago Exercise Program Provider. Resources on administering the program with participants are also available.
A core component of the Foundational HOP-UP-PT Independence Program is the application of the CDC’s Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries program. A highly regarded program available to the public and healthcare providers, STEADI helps identify and treat falls and fall related injuries.
Hello, and welcome to a video aimed at teaching you safe steps to get up after a fall. You may already know that one in four adults over the age of 65 fall each year. This rate increases as a person ages. Additionally, lying on the floor for an extended time after a fall may result in complications. Therefore, having a plan in place should a fall occur is the first step to safe fall recovery.
Two research studies about HOP-UP-PT were featured at the Michigan state conference for physical therapists and was recognized with a state-level research award. This provides further evidence of the effectiveness of the HOP-UP approach for empowering older adults’ freedom and independence.
Many adults over 65 years report they do not meet the recommended physical activity guidelines of 150-300 minutes of moderate physical activity per week. Activity trackers promote self-efficacy and physical activity in an older adult. Therefore, activity trackers can be useful to monitor activity and safely guide increasing exercise amounts. The HOP-UP-PT base independence program supports the use of wearable activity trackers for all program participants. While the program does not endorse one specific product, recent study iterations have had success with the Garmin Vivofit4.