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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304492
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Catch the Falling Star: Save Money, Save Lives
Author(s):
Adeniran, Anthony A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
XI
Author Details:
Anthony A. Adeniran, MSN, RN, WCC, PCA, anthony.adeniran@health1stcares.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Unintentional falls among the elderly are recognized as a safe-quality and economic issue because elderly falls are a leading cause of injury and accidental death in adults over the age of 65 years, in addition to its economic burden. Falling is a greater problem for the non-institutionalized elderly; those living at home or within community settings. Research suggests that one in three non-institutionalized elderly fall. In an attempt to quantify the financial implications of elderly falls, studies have attributed as much as 1.5% of a country's total healthcare expenditure to elderly falls and its sequel. Further, falls are on the rise due to increased shifting demographics where the numbers of elderly, who are more prone to falls, are increasing. To significantly prevent falls, improve safety, and reduce cost, healthcare organizations must effectively assess patients' fall risk, and engage and educate patients and their families on how to prevent falls.' To that effect, a home health agency instituted a fall assessment and prevention program called: 'Catch the Falling Star Project'.' This project was developed from a thorough review of the literature and collaboration of members of the inter-disciplinary care team including consumer representatives. 'Catch the Falling Star Project has proved effective, in that the fall rate for this particular home health agency's patients has significantly decreased to less than 3%. much higher than the state and national benchmarks. The program was developed with input from patient/consumer representatives who are also members of the organization's professional advisory committee.
Keywords:
Elderly falls; Home Health; Safe-quality healthcare
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 10
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleCatch the Falling Star: Save Money, Save Livesen
dc.contributor.authorAdeniran, Anthony A.en
dc.contributor.departmentXIen
dc.author.detailsAnthony A. Adeniran, MSN, RN, WCC, PCA, anthony.adeniran@health1stcares.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304492-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p>Unintentional falls among the elderly are recognized as a safe-quality and economic issue because elderly falls are a leading cause of injury and accidental death in adults over the age of 65 years, in addition to its economic burden. Falling is a greater problem for the non-institutionalized elderly; those living at home or within community settings. Research suggests that one in three non-institutionalized elderly fall. In an attempt to quantify the financial implications of elderly falls, studies have attributed as much as 1.5% of a country's total healthcare expenditure to elderly falls and its sequel. Further, falls are on the rise due to increased shifting demographics where the numbers of elderly, who are more prone to falls, are increasing. To significantly prevent falls, improve safety, and reduce cost, healthcare organizations must effectively assess patients' fall risk, and engage and educate patients and their families on how to prevent falls.' To that effect, a home health agency instituted a fall assessment and prevention program called: 'Catch the Falling Star Project'.' This project was developed from a thorough review of the literature and collaboration of members of the inter-disciplinary care team including consumer representatives. 'Catch the Falling Star Project has proved effective, in that the fall rate for this particular home health agency's patients has significantly decreased to less than 3%. much higher than the state and national benchmarks. The program was developed with input from patient/consumer representatives who are also members of the organization's professional advisory committee.en
dc.subjectElderly fallsen
dc.subjectHome Healthen
dc.subjectSafe-quality healthcareen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:37:14Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued10/22/2013en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:37:14Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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