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Forever Autumn Community of Practice - Promoting Healthy Ageing

  1. 1. A Community of Practice - Promoting Healthy Ageing Daragh Rodger Anne Spencer
  2. 2. Global View • Global population over 60 years 688 million in 2006, projected to grow to 2 billions by 2050. • Incidence in chronic disease rising 18.7% of 65-69 year olds and 58.6% of those over 85 have various levels of disability. That increases their inability to cope. • Impact of falls and falls related injuries Globally are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. An Ageing Population Facts, Figures & Related Health Concerns
  3. 3. Giants of Geriatric Medicine
  4. 4. Bone Health Education For All Ages •Children •Teenagers •Young Adults •People with Physical Disability •People with an Intellectual Disability •Adults •Older Adults living in residential care www.bonehealth.co
  5. 5. FOREVER AUTUMN Implementation of a falls awareness programme for all staff – clinical and non clinical, illustrating the potential for falls amongst the older adults in our care. Elements included: • Revision of St Mary’s Falls Prevention and Management Policy • New Falls Risk Assessment Tool • New Falls Risk Symbols • New Falls Reduction Measures
  6. 6. Communities of Practice Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. Etienne Wenger
  7. 7. Development of an online COP to offer support, guidance and continued education in falls prevention and management across the care spectrum for older adults:- • Acute Hospital Care • Community Care • Intellectual Disabilities Care • Palliative Care • Residential Care We are seeking a proactive collaborative approach to falls prevention by providing a platform for continuing engagement www.foreverautumn.co
  8. 8. Forever Autumn Work Programme
  9. 9. Happy Bones Paula’s Story (& Una!) Chrissie’s Story – Best Foot Forward www.happybones.ie
  10. 10. Animoto – Online Video Creation Box Cloud File Storage Software QR Codes & Augmented Reality Slideshare iBooks • Pragmatic Approach to Design & Delivery Using Differing Online Educational Tools • Accessibility & Equitability are key • Open Access – staff, families, carers and the public • Available on Mobile Devices / Differing Platforms • Bite Size Nuggets of Learning • Limited budget Design & Delivery Wix – Web Pages
  11. 11. Forever Autumn Stats
  12. 12. Technology …………….. Enabling Forecasting Informatics Competencies for Nurses in the Future of Connected Health www.iospress.nl/book/forecasting-informatics-competencies-for-nurses-in-the-future-of-conne

Editor's Notes

  • The response to these programmes by health care professionals and by the general public has demonstrated the motivation to improve their knowledge and awareness of falls and bone health. A similar approach in raising awareness to and management of other geriatric syndromes to reduce the incidence and disabilities associated with them is possible. An eLearning education resource on incontinence and a programme on pressure ulcer prevention and management have been developed with potential for future development in other areas
  • Forever Autumn Community of Practice was established in January 2013 as there was a lot of interest from healthcare professionals in the work that was going on in relation to bone health and falls prevention in St Mary’s. Interest was shown from across the spectrum of care and among all disciplines. Sharing of what works well across organisations and prevents re inventing the wheel. Thare are currently 74 members of the COP
  • Community setting – engaged with HCP & facilitated education on bone health and falls to healthcare professional, community groups
    Acute setting – HCPs from differing acute settings collaborated through COP and share good practice and support implementation of new measures
    Residential setting - HCPs from differing residential care settings collaborated through COP and supported the implementation of Forever Autumn into their units
    Intellectual disabilities – Recognised there was no education resource to support bone health and falls awareness in ID group and collaborated with them to develop Happy Bones
  • Happy Bones & Best Foot Forward were developed as part of the COP. Evidence shows 7/10 people with an intellectual disability have reduced bone density. There was no education specifically for this group. Through engagement with ID services and service users Happy Bones was developed and implemented in 2015/2016.
    It has been widely adopted across many services nationally and there is interest in it internationally
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