Falls are a major problem in nursing homes for those who have become frail and are less able to care for themselves. Some simple things can be done to reduce the risk of falls in these facilities.
There is basic training available for staff, which can provide some insight and give some practical ideas to alleviate many potential problems. Programs are available which can assist staff to cope with this major problem, including:
- Falls prevention overview - General staff
- Falls prevention exercise application issues - Activity officers