An occupational therapy fall reduction home visit program for community-dwelling older adults in Hong Kong after an emergency department visit for a fall

19/12/2016

Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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Date of publication: 17 November 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The purpose of this article is to investigate the effects of an occupational therapy fall reduction home visit program for older adults admitted to the emergency department (ED) for fall and discharged directly home.

 Length of publication: 9 pages

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Are district councils the key to unlocking hospital bed blocking?

17/11/2016

Source: Public Sector Executive

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Date of publication: October/November 2016

 Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Vulnerable and frail patients cannot be discharged if their homes are not suitable for them, or if the support is not there in the community for them. Long, unnecessary stays in hospital are not good for older people as they can become institutionalised too quickly.

 Length of publication: One page


Limited discussion between health professionals, older adults and their caregivers on falls prevention during and after hospitalization.

16/01/2014

Source: Health Education Research

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Date of publication: 1st December 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To describe the sources of falls prevention information provided to older adults during and after hospitalization, identify and explore reasons why discussion about falls prevention may not take place.

Length of publication: 15 pages

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Falls prevention during and after hospitalization

21/10/2013

Source: Health Education Research, 2013, online

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Date of publication: September 2013

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This article describes the sources of falls prevention information provided to older adults during and after hospitalization, identify and explore reasons why discussion about falls prevention may not take place.

Length of publication: 16 pages

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Evaluation of the sustained effect of inpatient falls prevention education and predictors of falls after hospital discharge

15/12/2011

Source:  Journals of Gerentology Series A, 2011,66 ( 9 ) p. 1001-1012

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Date of publication: September 2011

Publication type: Research article

In a nutshell:  This study aimed to determine the risk factors for postdischarge falls and the effect of inpatient falls prevention education on rates of falls after discharge.  Study concluded that for oder people who have increased risk of falls and injuries,  education that effectively reduced inpatient falls appears to have no ongoing protective effect after discharge. Independent risk factors for falls in this population differ from both hospital and general community settings.  Receiving assistance with activities of daily living significantly reduced the risk of falls and injurious falls for high risk patients.

Length of publication: 12 pages

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