Care…about physical activity. An article about physical activity promotion and engagement in care homes

Edith Macintosh and our very own Bob Laventure, have just published an article in “Working with older people” called “Care … about physical activity” in care homes in Scotland”. You can view the article online here, or download the article here. The purpose of this paper is to outline an approach being taken, to improve…

PSI sessions significantly increase habitual physical activity as well as reducing falls (ProAct65+)

New research published this week shows that FaME sessions delivered by PSIs to the general older population through primary care (not high risk fallers) for 6 months, significantly increased habitual physical activity (self reported moderate physical activity) by 15 minutes a day even a year after the intervention finishes. These sessions also significantly reduced the…

Functional Fitness MOT training – Impact Assessment 2014

The BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health have published their first year impact assessment on the Functional Fitness MOT training run in conjunction with Later Life Training and Glasgow Caledonian University. Download it now – Functional Fitness MOT impact assessment_GCU_LLT_BHFNCPAH_2014. The headlines are: The Functional Fitness MOT training programme has to-date reached over…

NEW! Dementia: 1st Steps one day course from LLT

We are delighted to announce our new one day course for instructors, leaders, health and social care professionals working with people living with Dementia. This course is designed to provide physical activity and exercise instructors, teachers and instructors with both theoretical perspectives and practical applications to increase access and participation for people living with dementia.…

Physical Activity and Exercise Recommendations for Stroke Survivors 2013

Physical Activity and Exercise Recommendations for Stroke Survivors A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association can be viewed here. If you have trouble accessing the link, click here to download the pdf from the LLT website. This scientific statement provides an overview of the evidence on physical activity and exercise recommendations…

Cochrane Review – preventing falls in community dwelling older people

Interventions for preventing falls in elderly people (Review)
Gillespie LD, Robertson MC, Gillespie WJ, Sherrington C, Gates S, Clemson LM, Lamb SE. Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD007146. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007146.pub3

Click here to read the review

Cochrane Review – Falls in Care Homes and Hospitals

Interventions for preventing falls in older people in nursing care facilities and hospitals (Review) Cameron ID, Gillespie LD, Robertson MC, Murray GR, Hill KD, Cumming RG, Kerse N. Interventions for preventing falls in older people in care facilities and hospitals. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD005465. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005465.pub3. Click here…

LiFE – Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise Reducing falls and improving function

For those of you working with older people that do not want to join a group, then LiFE is for you!. Published by Lindy Clemson and colleagues, this programme combines strength and balance exercises into everyday life and attempts lifestyle change techniques. The manuals, for the older person, come in three progressions in a line…

NICE quality standard for mental wellbeing of older people in care homes

NICE have issued new care standards for mental wellbeing of older people in care homes that includes ACTIVITY 🙂 2014. The quality standard for mental wellbeing of older people in care homes is made up of 6 statements that describe high-quality care for older people (aged 65 and older) in care homes. These statements set…