There are limited studies on falls in psychogeriatric
inpatients despite the high number of falls.
Lanarkshire Health Board members were asked to agree to transform Motherwell Maternity Hospital into a psychogeriatric
and rehabilitation unit.
The profile also revealed the median hours RNs, ENs and caregivers spent with rest home, hospital, dementia and psychogeriatric
residents per day.
Falling patients in psychiatric units are younger than those in medical units.,,, Falls are generally more common in psychiatric units (overall rates of 4.1-6.4/1000 occupied bed days) than in other age-matched units (3.1-3.7/1000 occupied bed days), especially in psychogeriatric
units (9.0-17.1/1000 occupied bed days). Therefore, falls prevention is a major task in psychiatric units.
The 63 acute beds at Thorn Hospital were also to be transferred to the new hospital and the remaining 16 psychogeriatric
beds were to be transferred to Hawkhead.
Developing an integrated design model incorporating technology philosophy for the design of healthcare environments: a case analysis of facilities for psychogeriatric
and psychiatric care in The Netherlands.
Additional participant characteristics assessed included demographics (age, sex, race, education), living arrangement (with or without a caregiver), Mini-Mental State Exam (Folstein, Folstein, and McHugh 1975), and Psychogeriatric
Dependency Rating Scale-Physical subscale (PGDRS) (Wilkinson and Graham-White 1980) to assess functional status.
The study included 194 outpatients who had been referred to our memory clinic ("Nestor" Greek Psychogeriatric
Association) during the previous 12 months, as well as their 194 responsible caregivers.
The complexity of BPSD is reflected in recent international guidelines (e.g., International Psychogeriatric
Association Complete Guide to BPSD ), which delineate multiple aetiologies for BPSD, including genetic, psychosocial, neurobiological, medical, and physical factors which interact dynamically to give rise to challenging behaviours.
Biopsychosocial Evaluation and Treatment.
The study was conducted at the psychogeriatric
clinic of a tertiary hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Institute of Psychiatry, University of Sao Paulo).