Home Health & Hospice

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) are funding a five-year study in the hopes of combating falls-related injuries among seniors. What will the study test to accomplish this?

Homecare Insider, June 9, 2014

The study will test the effectiveness of deploying nurses or nurse practitioners trained as “falls care managers” to develop and deliver prevention plans tailored to the specific risks of each individual. The managers will then monitor patients’ outcomes through consultation with their primary care providers. Finally, researchers will compare the rate of fall-related injuries among study participants receiving this experimental approach to the injury rate among similar patients who receive only risk assessments and educational material from their primary care physicians.