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Aim the program To reduce morbidity, mortality and costs associated with falls amongst res

Aim the program To reduce morbidity, mortality and costs associated with falls amongst residents in 6 residential facilities in Organisation A. The program has two phases: o Preparation and implementation of project – 12 months o Ongoing phase – from 13th month onwards Phase one - The preparation and implementation of project – 12 months Project Objectives 1. To increase all at risk resident’s balance & strength by 40% within 8 months 2. To reduce falls incidence by 80% within one year 3. To reduce fractured necks of femur by 80% within one year 4. To reduce health care costs for falls by $560,000 within one year Project Strategies 1. To reduce facility physical risk factors for falling across the 6 residential facilities by the end of the 2nd months; 2. To provide training to all staff to ensure that they all have the competence in conducing falls screening and prevention and correctly following the FRAM and Risk Register processes by the end of the 3rd months; 3. To implement a Falls Risk Assessment Method (FRAM) and Risk Register to all 6 residential facilities and to ensure they are included in the care plan for each resident by the end of the 4th month 4. To identify patients at risk of falling or rolling out of bed and provide low-low-bed with an adjacent floor mat to all of these patients by the end of the 6th months; 5. To identify patients with bone conditions who are at greatest risk of fracture following a fall and provide them with hip protectors by the end of 6th months; 6. To educate and support patients who are using hip protectors to ensure they wear the hip protectors correctly by the end of 6th months; 7. To provide regular remedial physiotherapy and strengthening programs to all residents throughout the 12-month project period.

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