Care home residents on multiple medications have an increased risk of falling

Falls among residents in UK care homes are commonplace. A new (November 2020) study examined whether multiple medications and drugs that act on the brain may contribute to the risk. Read in full at source NIHR Evidence: https://evidence.nihr.ac.uk/alert/care-home-residents-risk-falling-multiple-medications/ informative and accessible health and care research.

React To is a series of training resources specifically designed for care home staff and other healthcare professionals

Training Resources for Care Homes Welcome to React To, a series of training resources developed by healthcare professionals. Although aimed at care home staff these resources are also relevant to other carers and healthcare professionals. Simply select your topic watch the films and view or download the accompanying documents.

What to Do About Falls From a Wheelchair in a Nursing Home

If your loved one has fallen out a wheelchair while in the nursing home, this is a situation to address right away by advocating that the proper safety measures be taken. Between half and three-quarters of nursing home residents fall each year. Patients often fall more than once. The average is 2.6 falls per personContinue reading “What to Do About Falls From a Wheelchair in a Nursing Home”

A protocol for an individualised, facilitated and sustainable approach to implementing current evidence in preventing falls in residential aged care facilities

Betty Haralambous, Terry P Haines, Keith Hill, Kirsten Moore, Jennifer Nitz and Andrew Robinson. February 2010 Abstract Background               Falls are common adverse events in residential care facilities. Commonly reported figures indicate that at least 50% of residents fall in a 12 month period, and that this figure isContinue reading “A protocol for an individualised, facilitated and sustainable approach to implementing current evidence in preventing falls in residential aged care facilities”

Progressive Resistance and Balance Training for Falls Prevention in Long-Term Residential Aged Care:

BACKGROUND: Falls prevention is an international priority, and residents of long-term aged care fall approximately 3 times more often than community dwellers. There is a relative scarcity of published trials in this setting. CONCLUSION: The Sunbeam Program significantly reduced the rate of falls and improved physical performance in residents of aged care. This finding isContinue reading “Progressive Resistance and Balance Training for Falls Prevention in Long-Term Residential Aged Care:”