Health board considers using scheme to cut north-east care home falls

17/05/2017

Source: Aberdeen Evening Express

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Date of publication: 12th April 2017

 Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The Aberdeen health board considers a scheme to help reduce falls.

 Length of publication: One page

 

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Does action follow intention with participation in home and group-based falls prevention exercise programs? An exploratory, prospective, observational study

14/03/2016

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

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Date of publication: Volume 64, May–June 2016, Pages 151–161

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examines the relationship between intention and behavior with regards to exercise for falls prevention and prospectively identifies factors associated with participation in group and home-based falls prevention exercise.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Housing association’s rapid response falls service helps patients stay at home

15/05/2015

Source: 24dash.com

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Date of publication: 9th April 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Peaks & Plains Housing Trust, working with the North West Ambulance Service, has launched a rapid response falls service.

Length of publication: One page

 

 

 


Home safety, accessibility and elderly health: evidence from falls

17/04/2015

Source: Journal of Urban Economics, 2015, Vol 87 p. 14-24

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Date of publication: May 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article presents estimates of the impact of home safety and accessibility features on the prevention of serious, non-fatal falls for elderly widowed individuals. The features are not randomly assigned across homes, so the study developed an instrumental variable strategy, relying on the differential decline in the health and functional status of spouses to identify impacts. Cost–benefit estimates suggest that investments in home safety for the elderly may be as cost-effective as medical expenditures in the short-term.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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