Source: Geriatric Medicine, 2013
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Date of publication: July 2013
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: The elderly are three times more likely to suffer from a fall when in a care home compared to living in their own home. Due to fears of litigation from injuries, staff are likely to restrict movement of people in their care, but this also has the effect of restricting their freedom and quality of life. This article discusses ways around this problem.
Length of publication: 1 page