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The purpose of this study is to develop a consistent approach to prevent falls with injury in nursing home (NH) residents. A centralized Injury Liaison Service (ILS) will be developed and tested in four nursing home facilities (two in the Durham, North Carolina area and two in the Boston, Massachusetts area). The ILS will combine successful elements of a Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) and video telehealth staff education (ECHO) models with the goal of decreasing injurious falls in nursing home residents. The ILS Program has four main components: 1. Automated identification of NH residents at high risk for falls with injury 2. Recommendations by the ILS nurse to manage medications, including deprescribing medications associated with falls and a prescription for osteoporosis medications 3. Video telehealth sessions to educate staff 4. Shared decision making with residents and/or families. The central hypothesis of this study is that the ILS model will reduce injurious falls by changing care delivery in two areas: deprescribing psychoactive and cardiometabolic drugs to reduce falls, and increasing osteoporosis treatment to prevent injury in the setting of a fall. Qualitative interviews will be conducted with nursing home staff to gain a better understanding of effective and non-effective injury prevention strategies. Information from these interviews will be incorporated into the study design. Outcome measures will focus on acceptability, demand, practicality, and feasibility of the program, as well as safety.
The purpose of this study is to assess effects of a home exercise program, supervised by assistant nurses with the aim of preventing falls. Community living persons 65 years of age or older having a risk of falling were invited to participate. Participants were randomized to either training or control. The training program was individually designed by a physiotherapist and the 5-month program performance was supervised in the partcipants home by eight home visits from an assistant nurse. All participants received a visit from an occupational therapist who assessed the home and, if necessary, gave advice.