Preventing Falls in the Home

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Most falls are preventable and occur due to a combination of both intrinsic (personal) and extrinsic (environmental) factors. The more risk factors that are present, the more likely the person is to fall. Falls can lead to physical, emotional, social, short-term and long-term consequences.

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Most falls are preventable. In order to minimise falls in the home, it is important for healthcare staff to provide appropriate education to vulnerable clients and implement falls-prevention strategies in the home where possible.


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Alison Scott
06 Sep 2020
Always good to have quick and concise read of a topic.
Elisabeth Goodwin
14 Feb 2023
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I found this resource to be useful and interesting. The risks of falls within the client base is always apparent and it is useful to learn how to keep our clients safe in their own homes.
Sherryl Forster
11 Sep 2020
Dakshina Ghimire
15 Sep 2021
It was beneficial thanks
Olivia Nelson
06 Feb 2022
wonderful and informative.
Erma Mepieza
18 Sep 2021
Very informative
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Henny Patty
24 Oct 2021
Falls is a high risk for most elderly people and can courses a lot af damage to their health it can reduce their mobility.
Ang Sky
31 Aug 2020
Worth reading
Heather Hill
06 Sep 2020
Informative, re-enforced existing skills
Diane Vittali
25 Oct 2021
It was a great and useful topic.
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