Study protocol for investigating the impact of community home modification services on hospital utilisation for fall injuries: a controlled longitudinal study using data linkage

20/12/2018

Source: Journal of Clinical Pathology

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Date of publication: November 2018 Volume 8, Issue 10

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study will evaluate the effectiveness of home adaptations, both in preventing hospital admissions due to falls for older people, and improving timely discharge. Results will provide evidence for services at the interface between health and social care, informing policies seeking to promote healthy ageing through prudent healthcare and fall prevention.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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Integrated care for older people : guidelines on community-level interventions to manage declines in intrinsic capacity

20/11/2017

Source: World Health Organization

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Date of publication: 2017

 Publication type: Guideline

In a nutshell: The recommendations provided here on integrated care for older people (ICOPE) offer evidence-based guidance to health care providers on the appropriate approaches at the community level to detect and manage important declines in physical and mental capacities, and to deliver interventions in support of caregivers. These standards can act as the basis for national guidelines and for the inclusion of older people’s health care in primary care programmes, using a person-centred and integrated approach.

 Length of publication: 60 pages

 


Sharing knowledge of falls prevention for people with dementia: insights for community care practice

17/08/2017

Source: Australian Journal of Primary Health

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Date of publication: 21 July 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aims to examine knowledge of falls prevention for people with dementia (PLWD) among community care health professionals (CCHPs) and explore effectiveness of an action–research approach to enhance falls prevention practice.

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