Home care safety falls prevention virtual improvement collaborative

17/11/2015

Source: Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement 

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Date of publication: 4th November 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: The Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Canadian Home Care Association and Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement have launched a new pan-Canadian initiative to prevent falls in the home.

Length of publication: One page

 

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Identifying falling hazards in older adult homes using digital photography

15/10/2015

Source: Preventive Medicine Reports, 2015, Vol 2 p. 794-797

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Date of publication: 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Evaluation and removal of home hazards is an invaluable method for preventing in-home falls and preserving independent living. Current processes for conducting home hazard assessments are impractical from a whole population standpoint given the substantial resources required for implementation. Digital photography offers an opportunity to remotely evaluate an environment for falling hazards.  However, reliability of this method has only been tested under the direction of skilled therapists. This study showed that non-therapists can reliably conduct home hazard evaluations using digital photographs.

Length of publication: 3 pages

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