Elderly fall

Innovations

Physician Practices Use Software-Facilitated System to Complete Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, Improving Preventive Care and Generating High Satisfaction 09/21/12

Primary care physician practices use a comprehensive system (facilitated by software) to encourage Medicare patients to schedule the Annual Wellness Visit and to facilitate completion of and...

Interdisciplinary Teams Perform Daily Reviews of Real-Time Information to Identify and Address Risk Factors in Older Inpatients 09/05/11

As part of Aurora Health Care's Acute Care for Elders program, each system hospital generates a spreadsheet that tracks, for all patients ages 65 and older, real-time risk factors for functional...

Hospital Volunteers Engage Dementia/Delirium Patients, Leading to Fewer Falls and Improvements in Emotional Well-Being 02/11/11

Trained volunteers at Bega Hospital support inpatients with dementia and/or delirium by talking to them about past and current events; assisting with eating, drinking, and exercise; and...

Joint Nurse Practitioner–Geriatrician Management of Frail Elderly Increases Adherence to Recommended Care Processes for Common Conditions 01/27/11

Working in collaboration with geriatricians, a nurse practitioner comanaged the care of frail, elderly patients with any of five chronic conditions (dementia, depression, heart failure, urinary...

Fall Prevention Toolkit Facilitates Customized Risk Assessment and Prevention Strategies, Reducing Inpatient Falls 01/22/11

Nurses at Partners Healthcare System use a fall prevention toolkit to periodically assess each hospitalized patient's risk of falling, identify patient-specific risk factors that could lead to a...

QualityTools

Center for Healthy Aging: Resource Library 02/12/14

This library of resources for community-based organizations provides materials to help develop and implement evidence-based programs to promote healthy lives for older adults. The searchable library provides downloadable resources by State, topic...

State Policy Toolkit for Advancing Fall Prevention 02/11/14

The State Policy Toolkit for Advancing Fall Prevention is designed to give State and local coalitions the strategies, tools, and resources to prevent falls among older adults. It offers a rich compendium of suggested policy changes, measures, and...

Improving Patient Safety in Long-Term Care Facilities: Training Modules 09/20/12

The Improving Patient Safety in Long-Term Care Facilities: Training Modules materials are intended for use in training frontline personnel in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The materials were developed for the Agency for...

Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety) 02/16/11

This Web site provides information and tools related to a 2-year study that is currently underway in the Partners HealthCare System (PHS), entitled Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety). The study aims to prevent patient falls in...

Step Up to Stop Falls Toolkit™ 10/06/10

This toolkit contains a variety of fall prevention resources for older adults and the caregivers and health care professionals who work with them. Content can be downloaded directly from the Web site, including manuals, guides, presentations, and...

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