Fall Mitigation and Prevention
As part of our ongoing case management services, we put measures in place to help mitigate falls in our setting. Fall prevention strategies may include increasing toileting and safety checks along with ongoing reminders to seek help from the caregivers.
Our care team may seek physical therapy services to improve strength, coordinate with the resident's physician to evaluate any changes in mental status and cognition, vision changes, perceived medication side effects, and/or implement equipment that may help with balance, ambulation and gait.
In conjunction, our team may do increased environmental assessments such as room checks to ensure that any trip hazards or other obstacles are removed and proper lighting and signage is in place to remind residents to use their call bells for assistance.