FREE Frailty Seminar. All health professionals welcome.
Date: Friday 31 March 2017
Time: 0930-1300 (lunch provided) 2nd session 1330-1700
Due to unprecedented demand for places at this seminar, we are grateful to our seminar facilitators as they have agreed to run the session again on the afternoon of the 31 March 2017 so that everyone who wants to attend can book a place. Each seminar is limited to 50 participants. If you are unable to attend on the day, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your place to other participants who wish to attend.
Click here for more information and booking details.
Survey of Falls Prevention Services
Following feedback from local falls leads and others, and given the high, and rising, financial costs and loss in quality of life associated with falls, evidence is needed on which interventions are most clinically and cost effective in reducing falls, together with a tool to support their implementation. Hence Public Health England (PHE) has commissioned York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) to carry out a literature review to identify interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community and to develop an economic model to report the return on investment (RoI) for each cost-effective intervention.
The Institute of Ageing and Health works alongside other organisations to raise issues facing older people in our society. This year we are supporting the Royal College of Nursing’s Local Learning Event Programme in the West Midlands to help educate nursing staff around this important agenda. Click here for the programme of events.
Our mission is to bring health and social care professionals the most up to date information about issues affecting older people, so we are pleased to announce that we will be holding the following educational events during 2017.
The Trustees invite you to hold the following dates in your diary:
Friday 31 March 2017
A seminar on Frailty. This interactive seminar will support health professionals to identify frail people and explore what it is like to walk in the shoes of a frail person
Cluttered ward layouts and poor signage in hospitals and care homes were cited as the top reasons for causing confusion and distress in people with dementia in research conducted by the King’s Fund.
Replacing reflective sanitary ware (toilets, basins etc.) and surfaces, and installing clearer signage using distinctive colours and pictures, has been shown to help dementia patients manage their condition better by helping to reduce confusion and agitation.