Falls Prevention Awareness 2017

Old man and woman doing yoga

The 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) will be observed on Sept. 22, 2017—the first day of fall. In honor of this notable milestone, the theme of the event will be 10 Years Standing Together to Prevent Falls. This event raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. For more information on Falls Prevention Awareness Day, visit the National Council on Aging.

Falls Prevention and Awareness Resources

I hate my body alarm

What is is like to live with body alarms? A long-term care staff member decided to try it out. And nothing could prepare her for what came next.

CAREing About Falls

We know you’re committed to falls prevention. Download this infographic and educational poster to increase staff awareness of simple fall prevention strategies.

Understanding Fall Risk

Any resident in your care facility can fall, but certain conditions or situations place certain residents at higher risk. In order to prevent falls, it is important to know what conditions place residents at increased risk of falling.

The Dangers of Side Rails

Bed side rails are used extensively in hospitals, nursing facilities, and residential facilities to prevent those in their care from falling from their beds. However, side rails, rather than being protective against falls, actually can increase the risk of bed falls and injury. How can you ensure you’re using them safely and correctly?

Falls Prevention and Awareness Products

The Essential Falls Management Library book and CD-ROMs The Essential Falls Management Series
By Rein Tideiksaar, Ph.D.
© 2010 by Health Professions Press, Inc.

This easy-to-read manual and comprehensive set of 8 CD-ROMs cover a broad range of issues related to the prevention and management of falls in older adults.

Each CD-ROM includes PowerPoint presentations for targeted staff training and relevant assessment forms, checklists, and guidelines in printable PDF format.

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