Aged Care

Mrs Prue McRae1, Dr Merrilyn  Banks1,2, Dr Adrienne  Young1,2, Professor Ruth Hubbard3, Dr  Nancye Peel3, Professor Adrian Barnett2, Associate Professor Kwang Lim4,5, Professor Nicholas  Graves2, Professor  Susan  Kurrle6, Professor Irene Blackberry4,7, Professor  Theresa  Green2, Professor  Sharon Inouye8,9, Assoc Prof Alison ...
  • April 4, 2019
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Ms Lara Anderson1, Dr Lara Kimmel1, Dr  Chris Moran1, Associate Professor  Sue Liew1 1The Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Australia Background:  Hospital presentations for management of hip fracture are increasing and a growing cohort are admitted from High Level Care (HLC).  Whilst...
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Jeremy Carr1, Melanie  Reeves2 1Back On Track Physiotherapy, Corowa, Australia, 2Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network, Wagga Wagga, Australia The Vitality Passport is tasked with halting or reversing fraility within community dwelling individuals.  The program uses a multi-component approach via a range...
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Mrs Prue McRae1, Ms Elise  Treleaven1, Ms Karen Lee-Steere1, Mrs Margaret Cahill1, Dr Simon  Finnigan1,3, Associate Professor Alison Mudge1,2 1Royal Brisbane And Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, 2QUT, Brisbane, Australia, 3UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Brisbane, Australia Introduction: Cognitive impairment (CI)...
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Mr Nicholas Davis1 1Central Coast Local Health District, With approximately 1 in 3 Australians aged 65 and over falling every year, and up to 6% of these suffering a fracture, the resulting functional restriction can often result in devastating outcomes....
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Dr Sean Horan1,2, Mr Blayne Arnold1, Dr Benjamin Weeks1,2, Dr Justin Kavanagh1,2 1School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia, 2Menzies Health Institute Queensland, , Australia Introduction: Skeletal muscle mass increases over the first three decades of life,...
  • April 3, 2019
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Donna Bainbridge1 1S.A Health, Adelaide, Australia Older Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people experience different health outcomes, consequences stemming from pervasive discrimination and unconscious prejudice. The growing numbers of LGBTI people seeking aged care services represents a complex,...
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Dr Roger Engel1, Associate Professor Peter Gonski2, Associate Professor Subramanyam Vemulpad1, Dr Petra Graham1 1Macquarie University, North Ryde, Australia, 2Sutherland Hospital, Miranda, Australia BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterised by declining lung function and decreasing exercise capacity. Exercise...
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Karen Kessner1, Megan Rumble1, Adam Cefai1 1Western Health, St Albans, Australia Background: With the rising cost of health service provision and mounting demand, occupational therapy services are increasingly required to demonstrate the effectiveness of the services they deliver. The aged...
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Associate Professor Alison Pighills1,2, Professor Avril Drummond3, Ms Shelley Crossland4, Ms Sarah Cockayne5, Professor David  Torgerson5 1Mackay Hospital And Health Service, Mackay, Australia, 2James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, 3School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, , Nottingham, UK, 4Community Mental...
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