An aged care provider in Sydney has teamed up with Australia’s leading falls experts to trial an Australian invention that can predict falls among older people with 75 per cent accuracy.
Preliminary results of a study into reducing falls in people with dementia have left researchers disappointed.
Smart beds could revolutionise care in Australian aged care homes, and may eventually form part of a web of monitoring devices that will provide constant updates on residents and send alerts the second they need help.
A purpose-built walkway is helping people with Parkinson’s stay on their feet.
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.
In our next edition: Community Care Review magazine looks at trends and statistics on falls and the implications this has for those involved in the care of the elderly, as well the latest developments in fall prevention research and technology.
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.
A first-of-its-kind technology-based fall prevention program will deliver a personalised combination of exercise and mental health support to older Australians in their homes.
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.
Regular exercise for people with dementia improves balance and functional independence with everyday activities such as bathing and dressing, a new study has found.
Newcastle University in the UK is offering a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on assessing and reducing the risk of falls.
Falls risk is unacceptably high for people living with dementia, and it’s time for a concerted approach to reduce it, writes Dr Keith Hill.
Aged care providers, allied health professionals, researchers and trainers are gearing up to discuss the challenges around meeting new wellness requirements at the Active Ageing Conference next week.