Falls: nine things to consider before dialling 999

25/06/2019

Source: Nursing and Residential care

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Date of publication: June 2019 Vol. 29 Iss. 6

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Policies of how to deal with falls vary greatly between care homes and staff are not always aware of when it is appropriate to call an ambulance. Catherine Hayes and colleagues report the results of a study on falls policies they carried out in North East England.

 Length of publication: 6 pages

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An evaluation of a safety improvement intervention in care homes in England: a participatory qualitative study

26/10/2018

Source: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

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Date of publication: September 20 2018 pps 1-8

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A growing proportion of older people live in care homes and are at high risk of preventable harm. This study describes a participatory qualitative evaluation of a complex safety improvement intervention, comprising training, performance measurement and culture-change elements, on the safety of care provided for residents.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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‘Too many’ care home residents in Wales have ‘unacceptable quality of life’

05/03/2018

Source: Care Home

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Date of publication: 23rd January 2018

 Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales has criticised the Welsh Government for failing to take action on previous findings, saying ‘too many’ care home residents in Wales have an ‘unacceptable quality of life’.

 Length of publication: One page

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Exercise interventions for preventing falls among older people in care facilities: a meta-analysis

27/01/2017

Source: The Cochrane Library

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Date of publication: 16 December 2016

 Publication type: Cochrane review

In a nutshell: The objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of exercise interventions on the rate of falls and number of fallers in care facilities.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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Integrating physical and mental health staff in a care home in reach team: evaluation of a redesigned service

27/01/2017

Source: International Journal of Integrated Care

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Date of publication: 16 December 2016

 Publication type: Conference abstract

In a nutshell: The aim of the redesigned care home in-reach service in Oxfordshire is to improve the quality of care and health outcomes for people with dementia and enable family and paid carers to feel better supported to deliver their caring role.

 Length of publication: 2 pages

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TUMBLES falls prevention booklet

15/10/2015

Source: Profound

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Date of publication: September 2015

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: A booklet in Essex has been designed to support patients with self-help information on how to reduce their risk of falling as well as in care homes where staff can rethink how and why residents fall and look into changes to the environment to reduce falls risk.

Length of publication: 1 page


Fall prevention in older persons

15/11/2013

Source: Continuing Medical Education

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Date of publication:  October 2013 Vol. 31, No. 10

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at the causes for falls in the elderly, where they are likely to occur and ways of preventing them.

Length of publication: One page


Self assessment in care homes for managing falls and fractures

14/05/2012

Source: The Care Inspectorate

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Date of publication: April 2012

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: This self assessment tool is a working resource for staff in care homes for older people, to assess falls prevention and management and the prevention of fractures, and to see how well each is being addressed by the home.

Length of publication: 1 page