Fall prevention

Innovations

Physician Practices Use Software-Facilitated System to Complete Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, Improving Preventive Care and Generating High Satisfaction 09/21/12

Primary care physician practices use a comprehensive system (facilitated by software) to encourage Medicare patients to schedule the Annual Wellness Visit and to facilitate completion of and...

Interdisciplinary Teams Perform Daily Reviews of Real-Time Information to Identify and Address Risk Factors in Older Inpatients 09/05/11

As part of Aurora Health Care's Acute Care for Elders program, each system hospital generates a spreadsheet that tracks, for all patients ages 65 and older, real-time risk factors for functional...

Affordable Housing Community Offers Seniors Onsite Health Care Coordination and Support, Reducing Hospital Admissions and Falls and Improving Resident Health 05/25/11

The Cathedral Square Support and Services at Home program provides onsite assistance to help senior citizens (and other Medicare beneficiaries) remain in their homes as they age. Using evidence-...

Hourly Nurse Rounds Help to Reduce Falls, Pressure Ulcers, and Call Light Use, and Contribute to Rise in Patient Satisfaction 05/10/11

Nurses and nursing assistants at Memorial Health System conduct hourly patient rounds designed to improve safety and address needs that otherwise would prompt use of call lights. During the rounds...

Hospital Volunteers Engage Dementia/Delirium Patients, Leading to Fewer Falls and Improvements in Emotional Well-Being 02/11/11

Trained volunteers at Bega Hospital support inpatients with dementia and/or delirium by talking to them about past and current events; assisting with eating, drinking, and exercise; and...

QualityTools

Center for Healthy Aging: Resource Library 02/12/14

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...

State Policy Toolkit for Advancing Fall Prevention 02/11/14

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...

Preventing Falls in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care 03/20/13

This toolkit, for hospitals, provides guidance on overcoming the challenges associated with developing, implementing, and sustaining a fall prevention program. It focuses specifically on reducing falls that occur during a patient’s hospital stay...

Improving Patient Safety in Long-Term Care Facilities: Training Modules 09/20/12

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...

Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety) 02/16/11

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...

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