Caregivers’ Falls Concern for Older Persons in the Singapore Community

  • Seng Giap Marcus Ang
  • Amanda Wilson
  • Anthony Paul O’Brien

Abstract

This paper discusses the prevalence of caregivers’ concern, its impact on fall prevention strategies, falls risk awareness among older persons, clinical points, and study potential. Older persons suffering from fall-related psychological concerns such as fear of falling has been well established in previous research, however little is known about caregivers’ falls concern in its relationship with the risk of older persons falling. In Singapore, families are regarded as the fundamental support system for older people. The potential influence of caregivers’ concern on the outcome of fall prevention strategies and falls risk awareness of older persons is expected given their significant involvement in the older persons’ care. However, it is difficult to accurately appreciate the impact of caregivers’ falls concern on the risk of falls among older persons in the local community given the Singaporean cultural differences and the dearth of Singaporean research on caregiver’s concern. It is promulgated in this paper that further research should address the impact of caregivers’ falls concern on fall-related issues associated with caring for an older person at risk of falling.

Published
2018-01-26
How to Cite
ANG, Seng Giap Marcus; WILSON, Amanda; O’BRIEN, Anthony Paul. Caregivers’ Falls Concern for Older Persons in the Singapore Community. GSTF Journal of Nursing and Health Care (JNHC), [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, jan. 2018. ISSN 2345-7198. Available at: <http://dl6.globalstf.org/index.php/jnhc/article/view/1253>. Date accessed: 17 june 2019.