You’re all too familiar with the cycle…
A patient falls… they’re afraid to fall again… that fear leads to inactivity… which leads to weakened muscles…
And now they’re at an even greater risk for a fall!
You know your patient is at risk for a fall — but preventing it? That’s a whole other matter.
Caring for a fall-risk patient can be time-consuming, stressful, and exhausting. Especially if they need constant monitoring or assistance...
But it doesn’t have to be this way — discover how to keep these vulnerable patients safe with these free resources
recommended by Shelly Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT, CGCP.
Remember: these three questions can greatly help in assessing your patient’s risk of a fall.
- Do you feel unsteady when standing or walking?
- Are you worried about falling?
- Have you fallen in the past year? How many times, and were you injured?
Get the CDC's algorithm for fall prevention and more here.