Posts Tagged ‘fall prevention’

Know These 5 Risk Factors for Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention By Sara Strain In the last blog that we posted, we looked at Understanding a Patient’s Fear of Falling, but why are older adults at an increased risk for falls? As clinicians, we have an innate understanding of this answer, but can we articulate it to our patients, their caregivers, and the community…

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Understanding a Patient’s Fear of Falling

A Fear of Falling: How to Help By Sara Strain It is well known that older clients are at a higher risk for falls, but how do we quantify and qualify the effects of the falls on a patient’s ability to recover? And how do we use that information in development of our plan of…

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“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…

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