Are district councils the key to unlocking hospital bed blocking?

17/11/2016

Source: Public Sector Executive

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Date of publication: October/November 2016

 Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Vulnerable and frail patients cannot be discharged if their homes are not suitable for them, or if the support is not there in the community for them. Long, unnecessary stays in hospital are not good for older people as they can become institutionalised too quickly.

 Length of publication: One page

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Multicomponent training improves balance, strength in type 2 diabetes, peripheral neuropathy

17/11/2016

Source: Endocrine Today

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Date of publication: October 17, 2016

 Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A targeted multicomponent program that includes functional strengthening exercises, walking, aerobics or tai chi can improve balance and strength for adults with type 2 diabetes and peripheral neuropathy, but long-term data are insufficient to determine whether any improvements reduce the risk for falls, according to researchers.

 Length of publication: One page


What are the short-term and long-term effects of occupation-focused and occupation-based occupational therapy in the home on older adults’ occupational performance? A systematic review

17/11/2016

Source: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy

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Date of publication: 21 October 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This review synthesizes and discusses evidence for the effectiveness of occupation-focused and occupation-based OT for older adults at home.

 Length of publication: 14 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

 


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