A diet high in a wide range of vegetables, especially broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage, may help older people avoid hospitalisation from falls, Australian research has found.
Trained community care workers can safely incorporate a falls prevention exercise program into their existing services for older clients, new research by Curtin University has found.
Amid ongoing efforts to lower stubborn falls rates, new research shows fewer seniors are now being referred to prevention programs after a fall than a decade earlier.
Managing the “risk of choice” in a consumer-led aged care environment is complex, say providers following premature deaths report.
There are fresh calls for a coordinated national falls prevention strategy in light of new figures showing falls accounted for the vast majority of premature deaths in aged care.
There is simply not enough research done in residential aged care to truly understand falls, their causes and to evaluate a range of interventions, writes Dr Frances Batchelor.
Staying Active and On Your Feet is a consumer-friendly resource aimed at reducing the risk of falls among older people in the community.
An iPad-like smart floor from Denmark promising to revolutionise staff management, falls response and behaviour analysis in aged care has been launched in Australia.
Targeted research is required to develop effective practical interventions to prevent falls amongst older people with dementia, a leading expert on falls has said.
RESEARCH: Neuroscience Australia recently showed Technology Review its high-tech quests for a solution to the persistent rates of falls among seniors.
With April marking ‘falls awareness month’, Stephen Lord and Kim Delbaere discuss how traditional video games like Tetris and Word Scramble are being used to prevent falls.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Austin Health are investigating whether two extra serves of dairy food a day can reduce falls and fractures among aged care residents.
Professor Keith Hill argues for a national commitment to reduce the unacceptably high rate of falls related deaths and hospitalisations.
Work on electronic advanced care planning gathers pace; university-provider collaboration investigates falls program; participants sought for study on exercise and brain function.