As a healthcare provider, your commitment to patient safety is paramount. Early identification and targeted interventions can make a significant difference in preventing falls. However, the prevention of traumatic fall-related injuries such as intracranial hematomas or hip fractures is not only to the benefit of the patient.
By integrating recommended evidence-based fall prevention strategies into your practice, you also provide valuable support to caregivers, family members and other loved ones. Remember that for most older adults, fall prevention is also about being able to maintain their autonomy to enjoy life’s simple pleasures such as playing with grandchildren and keeping up with friends.