Resident-to-Resident Mistreatment: Evaluation of a Staff Training Program in the Reduction of Falls and Injuries Academic Article uri icon


  • Resident-to-resident elder mistreatment (R-REM) occurs frequently in long-term services and support settings. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the effect of a R-REM training program for nursing and other frontline staff on resident falls and injuries in a cluster randomized trial of units within four nursing homes. Interview and observational data from a sample of 1,201 residents (n = 600 and n = 601 in the usual care and intervention groups, respectively) and staff were collected at baseline and 6 and 12 months. A generalized linear model was used to model the falls/injuries outcome. The net reduction in falls and injuries was 5%, translating to 10 saved events per year in an averagesized facility. Although the result did not reach statistical significance due to low power, the findings of fall prevention associated with implementing the intervention in long-term care facilities is clinically important. [Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 44(6), 15-23.].


  • Teresi, Jeanne A
  • Ramírez, Mildred
  • Fulmer, Terry
  • Ellis, Julie
  • Silver, Stephanie
  • Kong, Jian
  • Eimicke, Joseph P
  • Boratgis, Gabriel
  • Meador, Rhoda
  • Lachs, Mark S
  • Pillemer, Karl

publication date

  • 2018