Giving Life to LiFE: Lifestyle and Functional Exercise Program to Reduce Falls in Wisconsin Communities
The Lifestyle and Functional Exercise program (LiFE) is an innovative, six month, in-home fall prevention program that integrates exercises into daily activities. In an Australian study, LiFE showed a 31 percent fall reduction, greater adherence and better functional and activity outcomes compared to a group receiving strength and balance exercises. With our community partner Aspirus Inc. from Wausau and a grant from UW-ICTR, we are building the infrastructure to disseminate LiFE by adapting the training manual from Australian to U.S. English and develop fidelity tools to reliably teach LiFE. We are writing the manuscript for publication.