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Care of the Older Person

Who Bears Responsibility for the Post-Acute Older Adult: Patient, Family or State?

Ireland’s legislation in this area—the Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act (ADMCA) (Goverment of Ireland, 2015) promotes patient autonomy and seeks to empower patients to express their will and...

The Frailty Matters Project

Preventing and managing frailty remains a new area for many community practitioners and for their community partners. This study has identified that the current management of frailty by community...

Support to prevent older people from becoming housebound through mutual aid among residents: a qualitative study

In this study, the authors interviewed welfare commissioners engaged in health support activities for older people in the community and identified issues in the efforts to provide support to prevent...

Falls assessment and prevention in the nursing home and community

As we get older, we often accept that falls are unavoidable; however, this is not the case. Most people over 65 years do not fall each year. Falls are not an inevitable part of ageing; it is always...

How common is dysphagia in older adults living at home and what are the potential risk factors?

The systematic review undertook a comprehensive search of published and unpublished studies using a range of electronic databases (including MEDLINE, EBSCO etc.) and citation searches up to 2014. One...

Cost effectiveness of fall prevention programmes for older adults

This commentary aims to critically appraise the methods used within the review by Winser et al (2020) and expand upon the findings in the context of clinical practice..

Family dynamics and caring for older people

A rapid decision may be needed, for example, if the person's home is no longer suitable due to mobility issues after a hip fracture, and the hospital is pressing for discharge. The family may have...

Caring for older LGBT+ people

Unfortunately, many LGBT+ people are distrustful of healthcare, often having a reluctance to fully engage with it. This is due to the prevalence of homophobia..

Supporting resilience in older people: implications for nursing practice

Resilience has been defined as a noun and a process. When defined as a process, it has been referred to as dynamic, changing over the course of one's lifetime and in response to the specific context...

The role of the district nurse in screening and assessment for frailty

Working as a student district nurse, current practice is to use the Rockwood et al (2005) frailty screening tool as part of the initial assessment. Assessment is a key element in the nursing process...

Nausea and vomiting in end-of-life care: managing this debilitating symptom in the community

Confidentiality will be maintained throughout this case study with the use of pseudonyms in accordance with the standards set in the Code (Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), 2018)..

Nurse-led home modification interventions for community-dwelling older adults with dementia and their impact on falls prevention

In order to reach older adults with dementia living in the community, a doctor in the neurology outpatient clinic of a local public hospital was interviewed. Older adults with dementia were identified...

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