Falls in care facilities can be prevented. Prevention strategies that take into account the opinions and recommendations of a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals have been shown to have the optimal results in the reduction of falls in care.

Preventing falls presents a significant challenge for healthcare providers. Falls are a common occurrence in both hospitals and nursing homes, resulting in potentially life threatening injuries.

While there are numerous intervention strategies that target single specific risks, prevention programs that target multiple risk factors and incorporate a range of solutions are the most effective. These solutions include risk-assessing patients, identifying and modifying potential risk factors in the environment, the introduction of equipment to provide safer mobility options for residents, and the prescription of high doses of vitamin D.

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Source: Cameron, I. et al. (2010). Interventions For Preventing Falls in Older People in Nursing Care Facilities and Hospitals, The Cochrane Collaboration, Wiley