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Their own two feet: engaging patients in fall prevention

A trial of individualised education that engages older patients in falls prevention has shown falls and resulting injuries reduced by 40 per cent. The study involved more than 3500 people across eight Western Australian aged-care rehabilitation units. It encouraged patients to develop strategies ...

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Aged-care acute illness project earns funding

A project aiming to improve the care of nursing home residents who develop acute illnesses has received $1.15 million from the Department of Social Services. The project is called CEDRiC (Care Co-ordination through Emergency Department, Residential Aged Care and Primary ...

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Palliative care is everyone’s concern

A focus on palliative care across residents, family and aged-care organisations is fast becoming a necessity. By Kevin Rocks For many people, discussing the possibility of placing a family member in aged care can be difficult and even distressing. And ...

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