care for older people
New CSP briefing shows physiotherapy and a community approach reduce falls
Physiotherapy should be provided, with other interventions such as community exercise groups, to all older people who have fallen or are at risk of falls.
Physiotherapy works: falls - a community approach
Multifactorial falls risk assessment reduces falls by 24% and should be offered to all older people who have fallen or are at risk of falls.
Veterans mark Older People’s Day with sports events
Forces veterans in Scotland competed in a range of sports activities, including javelin throwing, an indoor version of curling and cycling on static bikes, to mark Older People’s Day on 1 October.
CSP launches video to demonstrate six simple exercises to stop falls
A new CSP animated video demonstrates how six simple exercises can keep people mobile and independent as they age.
King’s College London to seek further AHPs for older person’s fellowship
King’s College London will start accepting new applications for its older person’s fellowship in October, Nicky Hayes, the clinical lecturer with the programme has confirmed.
Report shows rise in physiotherapy in primary care in Wales
Greater use of physiotherapy in primary care has been highlighted in a report on how GP services are provided for older people in Wales.
Physios organise Christmas gifts in memory of ‘wonderful’ colleague
Physiotherapy staff at University Hospital Llandough have been arranging an extra surprise for their older patients this Christmas, courtesy of Sally’s Gift.
CSP says members should make their mark on falls initiative
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has named 10 local authority teams that it will work with on falls prevention.
Agile conference hears about importance of person-centred care
AGILE, the professional network for physiotherapists working with older people, held its annual conference in Newcastle from 8-9 October. Julie Penfold reports.
Rural response: telehealth in north Wales
Olwen Williams describes how a telehealth project in north Wales is benefiting services and older people alike.