1. Bush Compass Project - Building capacity, wellness and independence using a restorative approach
As we age our skin becomes more fragile, thin and dry which increases our potential risk for injury. Skin tears are a common skin related injury affecting the frail elderly population with causal factors including; falls, shear, friction, bumps, knocks, manual handling, equipment and the environment.
Falls risk factors can be complex involving a multitude of varied factors including; poor balance and mobility, unsafe footwear, medical conditions and the environment. To minimise a residents risk of falling Residential Aged Care Facilities require a persistent multi-factorial falls prevention approach involving all stakeholders.