Advancing community-based falls prevention programs for older adults—the work of the administration for community living/administration on aging

21/02/2017

Source:  Frontiers in Public Health 

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Date of publication: 3rd February 2017

 Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: The mission of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is to maximize the independence, well-being, and health of older adults, people with disabilities across the lifespan, and their families and caregivers. In direct alignment with this mission is ACL’s support of evidence-based falls prevention programs in communities throughout the United States. Since 2014, the Administration on Aging (AoA), part of ACL, has invested nearly $14 million in entities such as state agencies, nonprofits, and universities to expand access to proven community-based falls prevention programs. The initiatives supported by ACL/AoA bring to bear two primary goals—(1) to significantly increase the number of older adults and older adults with disabilities at risk for falls who participate in evidence-based community programs to reduce falls and falls risks; and (2) to implement innovative funding arrangements, including contracts, partnerships, and collaborations with one or more sustainability partners to support these programs during and beyond the grant period. Support from ACL/AoA has significantly increased the availability of evidence-based falls prevention programs in funded communities, as well as enhanced the network’s sustainable delivery infrastructure to promote continued access to these critical programs beyond the scope of grant funding. This article highlights the successful rollout of ACL/AoA’s falls prevention initiative.

 Length of publication: One page

 

 


Building interprofessional teams through evidence based practice training in falls prevention

17/11/2015

Source: Age in Action 

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Date of publication: October 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:  An examination of the implementation of a 24-content hour EBP program on reducing falls at two different sites having different organizational and staffing patterns in order to determine important contributors to and barriers against practice changes in interprofessional teaming.

Length of publication: 7 pages

 

 

 


Bedside nurses leading the way for falls prevention: an evidence-based approach

17/04/2015

Source: Critical Care Nurse

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Date of publication: April 2015 vol. 35 iss. 2 pps. 82-84

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: An article on how falls could be reduced with planning and intervention techniques.

Length of publication: two pages

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Investigation of older adults’ participation in exercises following completion of a state-wide survey targeting evidence-based falls prevention strategies.

15/07/2014

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

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Date of publication: 6th June 2014 e-pub ahead of print

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper examines whether involvement in an observational study may prompt participants to change their exercise behaviors.

Length of publication: 27 pages

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Hip protectors: are they beneficial in protecting older people from fall-related injuries?

13/03/2014

Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing

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Date of publication: January 2014 23(1-3-2) pps. 13-23

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: An investigation into the methodological quality of research informing the use of hip protectors for those clients in residential aged care considered to be at high risk of falls and to contribute to the translation of research evidence into practice by identifying issues surrounding the use of hip protectors in practice.

Length of publication: ten pages

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Comparative effectiveness of implementing best practices in nursing homes

15/04/2013

Source: International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2013, 50 (4), p. 448-463

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Date of publication: April 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This American study aimed to conduct comparative research to estimate the effects of falls, negative affect and behaviour, and how these associate with societal costs in implementing evidence-based education and best practice programmes in nursing homes. The participants were given either standard training, training and implementation modules (provided to facility staff), and training and implementation modules (augmented by surveyor training). A significant reduction of 5-12 annual falls was found, especially in the intervention group without surveyor training, which also produced cost savings.

Length of publication: 15 pages

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