Falling is one of the biggest safety and health issues among older adults. As the number of older adults surges with aging baby boomers, care providers need reliable fall prevention strategies and best practices more and more urgently. This comprehensive manual provides all the information needed to tackle falls and fall risks in acute and long-term care settings. With a solid foundation in evidence-based practices, Falls in Older People has all the medical, rehabilitative, and environmental strategies needed to protect the safety and health of at-risk older adults:
- Expanded guidelines and assessment tools, including a Fall Prevention Program Checklist
- Tie-ins to the MDS
- Recommendations for restraint reduction and alternatives
- A practical “early warning” system for fall risk
- Step-by-step guidance for implementing both procedural and organizational best practices
- Home safety guidelines for patients and families
This essential resource is a must-have for nursing and direct care staff responsible for care planning, as well as geriatricians, allied health professionals, administrators, and professional and family caregivers. Add it to your resource library and start preventing and managing falls in your care settings today.