Evaluation of older people’s knowledge, awareness, motivation and perceptions about falls and falls prevention in residential aged care homes: a tale of two cities


Source: Ageing & Society 

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Date of publication: 27th June 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls prevention strategies can only be effective in reducing falls amongst older people if they are adopted and enacted in their daily lives. There is limited evidence identifying what older people in residential aged care (RAC) homes understand about falls and falls prevention, or what may limit or enable their adoption of strategies. This study was conducted in two countries and explored older people’s knowledge and awareness of falls and their preferences, opportunities and motivation to undertake falls prevention strategies.

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Falls awareness week is here – 18th-22nd June


Source: AgeUK

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Date of publication: June 2012

Publication type: Web article

In a nutshell: This week is Falls Awareness week, for more information about this check the AgeUK website (via the above link).

Length of publication: 1 page