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PENINSULA HEALTH FALLS PREVENTION SERVICE

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  1. PENINSULA HEALTHFALLS PREVENTION SERVICE Vicki Davies Falls Clinic Coalition 29th July 2005

  2. Components of the Falls Prevention Service • Inpatient Falls Prevention Program • Falls Specialist Service • Primary Care Partnership Falls Prevention Pathways and Skill Development Project

  3. Inpatient Falls Prevention Program • Rehabilitation, Aged and Palliative Care • Subacute Units ( 7 ) • Residential Units ( 5 ) • Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in the Home

  4. Inpatient Falls Prevention Program • Portfolio model “Train the Trainer” • Assessment within 24 hours using Falls Risk Assessment Tool ( FRAT ) • Multi-disciplinary management strategies • Weekly Falls team meetings • Follow up falls question post discharge

  5. Falls Specialist Service • Referrals received via ACCESS Service – single point of entry • Referrals triaged by Falls Care Co-ordinator ( Physiotherapist ) • All initial assessments are home based using generic SAFE tool ( Screening Assessment for Falls Evaluation )

  6. Falls Specialist Service • Approximately 365 referrals per year • 15% from Southern Peninsula • Approximately 50% referred by GP’s • Following initial assessment approximately 33% referred to outpatient Falls Clinic for multi-disciplinary assessment

  7. PCP Pathways Project • 3 year DHS funded Falls Prevention Project • Peninsula Health Falls Prevention Service is lead agency • PCP Advisory Committee meets bi-monthly and includes local councils, community health and Division of GP’s

  8. PCP Pathways Project • Projects Include: • Residential facilitator training • Peer educator training • Improved management as older “fallers” move between settings • Increased participation in strength and balance programs • Awareness raising

  9. What’s New in Inpatient? • Development and distribution of Falls Resource Manual to all subacute and residential settings • Introduction of Agestrong programs to Inpatient and Residential Units • Introduction of trial hip protector project on E&M Units

  10. What’s New in Falls Specialist Service? • Home based medical assessments for frail clients and those without transport. Joint initiative of Falls Specialist Service and Dept of Aged Care Medicine to reduce Falls Clinic waiting list • Research grant to validate the SAFE tool for use with novice clinicians

  11. What’s new in PCP Pathways Project? • Commencement of “Stronger for Longer” strengthening groups by Mornington Peninsula Shire. Transport supplied for HACC eligible clients • Falls assessments conducted in residential settings by the ROSS Team • Distribution of 570 falls prevention booklets to 35 GP clinics