Home and community based occupational therapy improves functioning in frail older people: a systematic review

17/05/2017

Source: Journal of the American geriatrics Society

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Date of publication: 3rd April 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The objective of this study is to assess the effectiveness of occupational therapy to improve performance in daily living activities in community-dwelling physically frail older people.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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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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What are the short-term and long-term effects of occupation-focused and occupation-based occupational therapy in the home on older adults’ occupational performance? A systematic review

17/11/2016

Source: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy

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Date of publication: 21 October 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This review synthesizes and discusses evidence for the effectiveness of occupation-focused and occupation-based OT for older adults at home.

 Length of publication: 14 pages

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Preventing falls for a person with dementia

15/08/2016

Source: Crisis Prevention Institute

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Date of publication: July 2016

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: Falls are a danger to a person with dementia, and a cause of alarm to family and professional caregivers. Wherever the person lives, and no matter what stage of dementia the person is living with, falls must—and can—be prevented due to their high-risk status and the difficulty associated with recovery. Evidence indicates that multifactorial approaches are beneficial. Collaborating with an occupational therapist (OT) trained in dementia care is essential, as they will discover the client’s cognitive level and focus on remaining abilities, as well as task modification, environmental adaptation and enhanced communication.

Length of publication: 1 page


Falls prevention best practice from an occupational therapy perspective

17/06/2013

Source: The Health Foundation Patient Safety Resource Centre

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Date of publication: May 2013

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: This is a discussion paper which provides an overview of the ways that occupational therapists can help older people at risk of falls, with an emphasis on those living in the community. Around 30% of community-based over 65s experience a fall each year, rising with age, and around 20% of these require some sort of medical attention.

Length of publication: 6 pages


Can a home care falls prevention programme improve balance?

16/05/2013

Source: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2013, 36 (1) p. 3-12

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Date of publication: January/March 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to determine if people aged 65 or older receiving a combination of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech or nursing interventions in their own home showed gait or balance changes after home care services. Using established criteria, participants seemed to make clinically meaningful gains after home care visits.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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