Efficacy and generalizability of falls prevention interventions in nursing homes: a systematic review and Meta-analysis

19/02/2020

Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

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Date of publication: 23 January 2020

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study is to determine the efficacy of fall intervention programs in nursing homes (NHs) and the generalizability of these interventions to people living with cognitive impairment and dementia.

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Partnering to educate nurses in long-term care

19/02/2020

Source: The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing 

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Date of publication: 24 January 2020, Vol. 51, Iss. 2, pps. 75-81

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Despite a 2008 national call to retool a health care workforce for an aging America, the geriatrics-trained workforce is declining while the U.S. population continues to age. Formalized academic–practice partnerships between long-term care facilities and schools of nursing are one response to strengthening the work-force caring for older adults. This article details the activities of an intentional, synergistic, 3-year partnership between National HealthCare Corporation (NHC) and University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing. The partnership focused on providing continuing education and leadership development for NHC nurses while also providing nursing faculty with access to clinicians and patients in long-term care for the purposes of education, research, and quality improvement. The ultimate goal for both partners was improved patient outcomes.

 Length of publication: 6 pages

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Root cause analysis of fall-related hospitalisations among residents of aged care services

03/12/2019

Source: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

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Date of publication: 14 November 2019

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Fall-related hospitalisations from residential aged care services (RACS) are distressing for residents and costly to the healthcare system. Strategies to limit hospitalisations include preventing injurious falls and avoiding hospital transfers when falls occur. The aims of this study is to undertake a root cause analysis (RCA) of fall-related hospitalisations from RACS and identify opportunities for fall prevention and hospital avoidance.

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Use of physical restraint in nursing homes in Spain and relation with resident characteristics: a retrospective multi-centre cohort study with a self-organised maps approach

22/08/2019

Source: Ageing and Society

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Date of publication: 18 June 2019

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This is a retrospective cohort study based on data from five nursing homes which aims to appraise how physical and cognitive characteristics of nursing home residents were associated with the use of restraints, and to provide information on their prevalence in Spain. The goal was to assess, in a visual way, the possible interactions between the nursing homes residents’ characteristics and their association with the use of restraints.

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Quality changes after implementation of an episode of care model with strict criteria for physical therapy in Ontario’s long‐term care homes

21/09/2018

Source: Health Services Research

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Date of publication: 9th August 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study is to describe the proportion of residents receiving rehabilitation in long-term care (LTC) homes, and scores on activities of daily living (ADL) and falls qualityindicators (QIs) before and after change from fee-for-service to an episode of caremodel; and to evaluate the effect of the change on the QIs. 

 Length of publication: 23 pages

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Video footage and fall-incidence reports in long-term care.

19/03/2015

Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2015, Online

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Date of publication: February 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looked into how much agreement there was between reports of falls in long-term care facilities and video footage of the falls over a six year period. There was agreement between video footage and reports under half of the time. These technologies incorporating video capture or wearable sensors can improve our ability to understand the mechanisms involved in falls and to improve the prevention of falls in long-term care facilities.

Length of publication: 1 page

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