North Shore Health Research Foundation Funds Hip Fracture Home Support Study Research at Lions Gate Hospital
The North Shore Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) presented a $15,000 research grant to Principal Investigators Dolores Langford and Dr. Maureen Ashe for a pilot study that aims to measure the feasibility and acceptability of telephone support combined with education, compared to education alone for older adults (60+) returning home after hip fracture.
This pilot study is designed to support the transition from hospital to home, making it safer for older adults who often become overwhelmed after hospital discharge and may not persist with home exercise programs, essential for recovery. The research will take place at Lions Gate Hospital and will enrolled 30 eligibale participants from the othropaedic ward after hip fracture, and followed up after hospital discharge with telephone support, which has previously been shown to improve function, quality of life and reduce hospital re-admission rates.
Photo courtesy of North Shore Health Research Foundation. From left to right: Dr. Maureen Ashe, Dolores Langford, and Dr. Robert Fingland