Is independence of older adults safe considering the risk of falls?

18/04/2017

Source: BMC Geriatrics

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Date of publication: 14 March 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The main objective of the study was to evaluate the degree of independence and find the fall risk factors in the study group.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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Assisted device use and mobility-related factors among older adults

17/11/2015

Source: Journal of Safety Research, 2015, online

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Date of publication: September 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looks into how the use of assisted devices such as walking sticks relates to other mobility factors, which can then further provide insight into older adults’ future mobility needs. It showed that effective fall-prevention interventions and innovative transport options are needed to protect the mobility of this high-risk group, as mobility serves to preserve their independence.

Length of publication: 1 page

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NICE consultation on social care includes recommendation on falls

16/04/2014

Source: ProFaNE website

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Date of publication: February 2014

Publication type: Website news article

In a nutshell: New NICE quality standards and guidance to improve social care have been published, which contain recommendations on falls in older people and how they can regain independence afterwards.

Length of publication: 1 page