Hip fracture patients who have a home visit with an occupational therapist prior to leaving hospital have fewer readmissions and more functional independence after three months than those who don’t.
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Preliminary results of a study into reducing falls in people with dementia have left researchers disappointed.
Allied health peak bodies have welcomed the expanded pain management program for residential aged care proposed in the recent review of the sector’s funding tool.
The peak body representing occupational therapists has called for improved government funding and incentives to boost the number of occupational therapists working in aged care.