Recognising falls risk in older adult mental health patients and acknowledging the difference from the general older adult population.

@article{Wynaden2016RecognisingFR,
  title={Recognising falls risk in older adult mental health patients and acknowledging the difference from the general older adult population.},
  author={Dianne Wynaden and Jenny Tohotoa and Karen Ruth Heslop and Omar Al Omari},
  journal={Collegian},
  year={2016},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={
          97-102
        }
}
Older adults admitted to inpatient mental health units present with complex mental health care needs which are often compounded by the challenges of living with physical co-morbidities. They are a mobile population and a high risk group for falling during hospitalisation. To address quality and safety concerns around the increased risk for falls, a qualitative research study was completed to obtain an improved understanding of the factors that increase the risk of falling in this patient cohort… CONTINUE READING
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