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New study investigating link between resident frailty and their use of space

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A provider and university collaboration launched this month is examining how aged care residents’ health changes over time with the support of a new specially-designed frailty screening tool.

The frailty in residential service over time (FIRST) study being undertaken by South Australian residential and home aged care provider Resthaven and University of Adelaide’s Geriatrics Training and Research with Aged Care Centre aims to improve the health and wellbeing of aged care residents.

Resthaven senior manager of clinical services Leonie Robson said the study would help them better support the residents in their care.

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Source:
Sandy Cheu, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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