A review has found that the practice of locking in aged care residents to prevent ‘unexplained absences’ may not actually make them safer.Read more >
Posts tagged 'falls'
Researchers are exploring virtual reality as a tool to detect balance impairments in older people in order to prevent falls.Read more >
The Head of Health, Law and Ageing Research at Monash University has encouraged the residential aged care sector to have an open conversation about the use of physical restraints.Read more >
Under floor sensors are being trialled in residential aged care facilities to help decrease the incidence of falls.Read more >
Malnutrition and undernourishment can be a major cause of falls in older people, with reduced energy levels and low body weight leading to frailty.Read more >
A Victorian study has revealed that over 80% of premature deaths in aged care facilities are from falls.Read more >