Community Rehabilitation

Research to trial new approach to preventing falls in care homes


A £1.8m research project being led by the University of Nottingham is investigating whether new guidance for care home staff could be effective in reducing the number of falls experienced by older residents.

Funded with a grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the three-year project is recruiting care homes in the East Midlands, West Yorkshire and East Anglia to trial a new guidelines and training package aimed at reducing the incidence of falls.

If the new approach, designed by academics in the University’s Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing, is found to be effective in protecting residents from the risk of falls, it could be rolled out to care homes across the UK.

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Posted on Tuesday 9th May 2017

Community Rehabilitation

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The University of Nottingham
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