Keep on Keep Up app is an exercise app to help older adults improve strength and balance. In the app, 3 daily exercises will be demonstrated for you, including a set of clear instructions plus safety advice. You can also track your progress with a simple table showing the daily exercise sessions that have been completed.
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✔ Easy to use.
✔ Fun cartoon pictures and animations that explain the exercises clearly and guide you as you do them.
✔ Has been tested in-depth and exercises are based on robust research evidence (Otago exercise programme).
✔ Extra games that help you to learn about other ways to reduce the risk of falling in your home.
✘ Reminder notifications do not always work and it can be unclear when the next set of exercises are due to be done.
✘ You need to be motivated to complete the exercises regularly for it to work well.
Date of review: September 2021 Platform reviewed: Apple iPad (requires iPadOS 10.0 or later, or Apple M1 chip and macOS 11.0 or later) Version: 1.6.5
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Credits: Health Navigator Editorial Team. Reviewed By: Dr Alice Miller, GP locum, FRNZCGP, Wellington
Last reviewed: 30 Sep 2021
Reviewer: Dr Alice Miller, GP locum, FRNZCGP, Wellington Date of review: September 2021 Comments: Provides personalised fun and interactive strength and balance exercises for older people to do at home. This helps to maintain independence and reduce the risk of falls.
The app is most useful for older adults who are concerned about a decline in their physical ability and who want to remain independent at home. The exercises are shown to be particularly effective in people aged over 80 years and people who have fallen in the last year. It could also be used by care home staff or family members who want to support older people who may be frail or at risk of falls.
The app aims to improve strength, balance, mobility and confidence in older adults, and in doing so aims to reduce the risk of falls and therefore prevention of injuries which might threaten wellbeing and independence. Safety concerns: None. New Zealand relevance: Suitable for the New Zealand audience.
Reviewer: Member of the public, Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand Date of review: February 2022 Comments: Not avaiable on android.
Reviewer: Member of the public, Canterbury, Kaiapoi Date of review: December 2021 Comments: Most people these days use Android and this app only caters to iPhones.
Reviewer: Member of the public Date of review: September 2021 Comments: Really easy to use and loved the animator trainer who explains what to do!