Essential Falls Management Series: Managing Falls in Assisted Living


Managing Falls in Assisted Living

By Rein Tideiksaar, Ph.D.

ISBN 978-1-932529-17-3
Format: CD-ROM
© 2006

Falls in assisted living facilities are a critical issue—each year between 30% and 50% of assisted living residents experience a fall. Prepare staff members to better understand and manage the risks for falling with this CD-ROM.

Based on the work of experienced falls specialist Rein Tideiksaar, the comprehensive training tool contains:

  • a PowerPoint staff training presentation
  • screening tools
  • a post-fall assessment tool
  • guidelines for a basic falls prevention program
  • educational handouts for families and staff
  • and more

All forms and guidelines are included in printable PDF format.


  • Falls in Assisted Living Facilities

PowerPoint Training Presentation

  • Reducing the Risk of Falling

Word and PDF Documents

  • Understanding Fall Risk
  • Injury Risk Factors
  • Risk of Falls in Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Fall Prevention Guideline
  • Fall Prevention Protocol
  • Fall Prevention Policy
  • Fall Risk and Intervention Screening Tool
  • Assessing Medications and Fall Risk
  • Post-Fall Assessment
  • A Basic Fall Prevention Program
  • Canes, Walkers, and Wheelchairs
  • Environmental Safety
  • Environmental Precautions
  • Exit Alarms
  • Fall Prevention Poster
  • Family Education Handout
  • You Can Prevent Falls!
  • Components of a Successful Fall Prevention Program

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Rein Tideiksaar, Ph.D., is President of FallPrevent, LLC, a company that provides educational, legal, and marketing services in connection with fall prevention in the elderly. Dr. Tideiksaar has been active in the area of fall prevention for more than fifteen years. He has directed numerous research projects on falls and has developed fall prevention programs in community, assisted living, home care, acute care hospital, and nursing facility settings. Dr. Tideiksaar has written numerous articles and book chapters on falls and related topics. He is the author of Falls in Older People: Prevention and Management, Fourth Edition (Health Professions Press). In addition to three previous editions of this professional resource, he is the author of Falling in Old Age: Its Prevention and Treatment, Second Edition (Springer Publishing Company, 1997).

From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Tideiksaar was the Senior Vice President of Fall Prevention and Injury Reduction Systems, ElderCare Companies, Inc., Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. Prior to 2000, he was Director of Geriatric Educational and Clinical Programs and Director of the Falls and Immobility Program, Department of Geriatrics, Southwest Medical Associates, Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada. He has also served as Director of Geriatric Care Coordination, Sierra Health Services, Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada, and Director of the Falls and Immobility Program, Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York.

Dr. Tideiksaar obtained a doctorate from Columbia Pacific University and a physician assistant certification from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Tideiksaar completed his geriatric training at the Parker Jewish Geriatric Institute, New Hyde Park, New York.

2 reviews for Essential Falls Management Series: Managing Falls in Assisted Living

  1. Administrator

    “For those of us who work in Fall Prevention we are fortunate to add to our resources another comprehensive, practical, evidence-informed fall prevention guide from the acclaimed author and fall prevention expert – Dr. Rein Tideiksaar. I am pleased to endorse this solid piece of work that focuses on an often overlooked population – health care providers who care for older persons in hospitals and nursing facilities. This fourth edition builds on a solid foundation of evidence on the causes and prevention falls and translates this knowledge into practical solutions in the form of assessment tools, care plans and detailed strategies for the application of least restraint policies, hip protectors, monitoring strategies, environmental modifications, discharge planning, and many others. A great strength of this book is the clear depiction of how proven strategies for prevention can be integrated into daily routine of health care providers in institutional settings. The book concludes with a useful set of case studies to help reinforce the wealth of new information and a series of answers to frequently asked questions sent to Dr. Tideiksaar over the years. This book is a must for all care settings for older adults.”
    Vicky Scott, PhD, RN, Senior Advisor on Fall & Injury Prevention B.C. Injury Research & Prevention Unit, and Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport; Director, Centre of Excellence on Mobility, Fall Prevention & Injury in Aging

  2. Administrator

    “My first introduction to Rein was through Falls in Older People: Prevention and Management, 2nd edition, subsequently interacting with him professionally on a few fall prevention advisory panels. Throughout the our relationship I have remained in awe of his single-minded focus on reducing the incidence of falls among our most vulnerable older adults, those in unfamiliar surroundings such as hospitals and long term care facilities.
    The general lack of effective inpatient and long term care facility fall prevention programs is challenging but should not preclude the implementation of an evidence-informed approach to maintaining a safe environment for older adults. A well educated staff with heightened awareness and standing protocols to promote a safe environment and identification and management of at risk older adults can reduce falls and fall-related injuries. This expanded edition provides the reader with a solid foundation in the basics of aging, fall prevention and the evidence available on preventing falls. It should be the primary handbook of injury prevention/safety personnel in any facility housing older adult clients.”
    Bonita Lynn Beattie, PT, MPT, MHA, Vice President, Injury Prevention Falls FreeTM Initiative, National Council on Aging

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This CD-ROM is part of the Complete Falls Management Library, which includes the essential guide Falls in Older People: Prevention and Management, Fourth Edition as well as 8 CD-ROMs that cover a broad range of falls-related topics, including bed safety, post-fall evaluation, restraint reduction, and more. 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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The Essential Falls Management Library book and CD-ROMs