“Call, don’t fall!”

As healthcare workers in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health settings, we are often saying these words to our patients and their families. Some heed our advice, but others just don’t quite believe its a big deal. As advocates, all we can do is educate educate educate, and create a recipe for success that is as easy as possible to follow.

So what can families do at home to prevent loved ones from falling? Here are some tips and tricks that we can share on what causes falls, possible consequences of falls, and how to prevent them. Additional information on how to prevent falls can be found here!

courtesy of cdc.gov

courtesy of cdc.gov

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