This library of resources for community-based organizations provides materials to help develop and implement evidence-based programs to promote healthy lives for older adults. The searchable library provides downloadable resources by State, topic, resource type, date, and keywords. Topics relevant to older adults include chronic disease, fall prevention, physical activity, behavioral health, self-management, and medication management.
The State Policy Toolkit for Advancing Fall Prevention is designed to give State and local coalitions the strategies, tools, and resources to prevent falls among older adults. It offers a rich compendium of suggested policy changes, measures, and resources to advance fall prevention, categorized under eight major goals designed to mobilize and coordinate across State and local public health programs, as well as home and community-based programs. It outlines the opportunities, strategies, and...
The Improving Patient Safety in Long-Term Care Facilities: Training Modules materials are intended for use in training frontline personnel in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The materials were developed for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under a contract to the RAND Corporation. They are organized into three modules:
- Module 1: Detecting Change in a Resident’s Condition
- Module 2: Communicating Change in a Resident’s...
This Web site provides information and tools related to a 2-year study that is currently underway in the Partners HealthCare System (PHS), entitled Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety). The study aims to prevent patient falls in hospitals by identifying better ways to communicate information about a patient's risk for falls, and working with patients and family members to put a plan in place to prevent falls.
This multiphase study will result in the development...
These resources can be used to educate patients on a wide range of health issues. The resources available include guides, brochures, flyers, and more.
Topics covered are:
- Brain and nerves
- Coumadin ® (also known as warfarin)
- Fall prevention
- Hip replacement
- Intravenous access
- Safety issues
- Self catheterization
This toolkit contains a variety of fall prevention resources for older adults and the caregivers and health care professionals who work with them. Content can be downloaded directly from the Web site, including manuals, guides, presentations, and videos. Examples of available resources include:
- Video exercises to improve strength and balance
- A home safety self-assessment checklist
- Professional screening and competency guides
- Prevention and risk...
This toolkit is a collection of resources and tools to help patient care facility staff create and improve comprehensive falls prevention programs. The toolkit can be coordinated across disciplines and care areas to reduce falls and fall-related injuries. It can also help in creating an interdisciplinary falls team for reviewing high fall-risk patients and implement interventions to reduce their risk.
The Falls Toolkit provides information on:
- Designing a falls...
TMF Health Quality Institute has developed this toolkit to help nursing home staff limit the use of physical restraints.
Some of the resources included are:
- Restraint-free days tool
- Side rail utilization assessment
- Fall prevention: Avoid these drugs in the elderly
- Restraint evaluation worksheet/data collection tool
- Progress toward restraint reduction worksheet and instructions
- Quality improvement workbook
This fact sheet uses evidence-based guideline recommendations to help clinicians identify neurology patients who are at greatest risk for falls. The document discusses risk factors and screening instruments and offers interventions that may prevent falls among patients with a chronic neurological disease.
This fact sheet for patients provides information about the increased risk for falls for individuals suffering from neurological and general conditions. It discusses risk factors, tests, and how to reduce the risk for falls.