Tag Archives: Western Australia

Review of Community-Based Services Designed to Avoid or Delay Residential Care Home Admissions (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary An Australian systematic review investigated the effectiveness of community-based care interventions for the elderly in terms of their role in avoiding or delaying admission to residential care. It was found that multi-factorial, individualised community programmes are more effective, while … Continue reading

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Systematic Review of Falls Reduction Interventions for Older Adults Recently Discharged From Hospital (Age and Ageing)

Summary A joint Australian and American review has examined the evidence concerning the effectiveness of falls prevention interventions for community-dwelling older adults discharged recently from hospitals. Twelve falls prevention interventions were considered. Home exercise interventions were not found to be … Continue reading

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Falls Reduction Programmes for Care Rehabilitation Units (BMJ Open)

Summary A randomised trial will investigate the efficacy of multimedia education and training of hospital staff for falls prevention within Western Australia. Full Text Link Reference Hill, AM. Waldron, N. [and] Etherton-Beer, C. [et al] (2014). A stepped-wedge cluster randomised … Continue reading

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Enhancing the Palliative Approach and Care Continuity for People with Dementia: Study Protocol (BMC Palliative Care)

Summary This paper covers a trialed strategy for developing a high quality palliative approach to care for people with dementia close to death. The consideration of processes and outcomes, across the two state based settings, identified barriers and facilitators to … Continue reading

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