Falls Prevention and Management

Falls Prevention and Management

Identifying the risk factors for falling can help care staff in their assessments and assist them to prevent falls whilst preserving and promoting independence. Risk Factors Some of the most common risk factors include:  Risk Factors for the older person: Continence...
Managing Incontinence in Residential Care

Managing Incontinence in Residential Care

Prevalence and Cost of Incontinence Historically it is challenging to obtain accurate statistics around the prevalence of incontinence; due to the stigma associated with the condition, people have tended to suffer in silence due to feelings of embarrassment or shame....
Chronic Pain Management in Residential Care

Chronic Pain Management in Residential Care

A study by Help the Aged in 2008 identified that ”Older people are more likely to experience pain, less likely to complain about it and less likely to comply with medication”. (Schofield and Reid, 2006). Although hard to quantify, research suggests that up...