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Preventing Falls in Aged Care

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Falls in older adults are often serious, resulting in functional decline, reduced quality of life, loss of independence and in severe cases, even death. According to the Royal Commission, 10.5% of aged care residents were admitted to the hospital or emergency department due to a fall in 2018/2019.

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Falls in older adults are often serious, resulting in functional decline, reduced quality of life, loss of independence and in severe cases, even death. According to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, 10.5% of aged care residents were admitted to the hospital or emergency department due to a fall in 2018/2019. Despite these alarming statistics, most falls are preventable.

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Linda Barry
27 Oct 2021
Falls can result in functional decline, reduced quality of life, loss of independence and in severe cases, even death (Rubenstein 2019). Addressing and managing potential risk factors in aged care is essential in preventing falls and their associated complications, and ensuring our residents are able to maintain their confidence and independence.
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Krista Cotterill
23 Nov 2021
Great reinforcement of falls management
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03 Nov 2021
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