Our study aims to compare the QOL of nursing facility dwelling and home-dwelling
elderly and highlight the factors that influence their QOL.
To date, little research has been done to investigate mortality among home-dwelling
patients with mild dementia coexisting with depressive symptoms.
In the 200 home-dwelling
adults aged older than 70 years who participated in the 1-year study, monthly doses of 60,000 IU of vitamin [D.sub.3] and 24,000 IU of vitamin [D.sub.3] plus 300 meg of calcifediol were significantly more likely than a 24,000-IU dose of vitamin [D.sub.3] alone to result in 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels of at least 30 ng/mL at 6 and 12 months, but lower-extremity function did not differ among the groups, the investigators reported.
About 400 older, home-dwelling
women in Finland who'd fallen at least once within the previous year were randomized to four groups: vitamin D supplementation (800 IU/day) plus exercise, placebo plus exercise, vitamin D without exercise, and placebo without exercise.
About one-third of home-dwelling
people over 65 years of age fall each year .
The example used here is a theory on a well-being supportive physical environment of home-dwelling
elderly people [19, 20].
One in three home-dwelling
elderly fall every year.
These Finnish researchers enrolled 400 home-dwelling
people between the ages of 75 and 90 years with CVD.
Patients in the RECORD trial were a bit younger (mean age 77 years), had somewhat higher baseline levels of calcium and vitamin D, and were home-dwelling
instead of institutionalized.
The experts interviewed for this article estimate that about 30 percent of home-dwelling
elders fall each year.
elderly people, 21 injuries per 1000 person years result in hospital admissions .