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How to reduce falls in older people in care homes

A guide to action programme developed by the University of Nottingham and care home staff has proven effective in reducing falls while not reducing residents' activity

A guide to action programme developed by the University of Nottingham and care home staff has proven effective in reducing falls while not reducing residents' activity

  • Falls are three times more common in care home residents than people of a similar age living in the community
  • University of Nottingham-devised programme reduced falls rates by more than 43% compared with usual care
  • Those involved with care stress need for a holistic approach that does not compromise residents' independence or ability to move freely

Falls are three times more common in care home residents than people of a similar age living in the community, research shows – but a promising new programme is attempting to

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