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Researchers from the University of Sydney, as part of the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre research program, examined the implementation of vitamin D supplements in Australian residential aged care facilities to reduce falls.

As part of the study a number of educational resources have been made available to educate relevant groups including GPs and pharmacists, aged care facility staff, residents and their families to support and facilitate the uptake of vitamin D supplement use by residents. Resources specific to each of these groups can be found under each relevant tab on the left of this page..

What we did

See the below links for more information about the ViDAus study and why
vitamin D supplements are important to prevent falls for residents in aged care homes.

Brief information about the study

Introductory Newsletter for participating facilities

Results of the study

Final Summary Report: Focus on the implementation of vitamin D
supplements in Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs)

Educational Video on vitamin D supplements for residents and families

03:52 minutes