The process involves several steps, as follows:
You can use fall risk information to evaluate whether a resident has a low, moderate or high risk of falling in your care home. Carers can use the results of a fall assessment to suggest fall prevention methods, if the analysis reveals that the resident is at an increased risk.
There are three main types of falls that a care home resident can be subject to. These are:
Falls can result in painful injuries, such as fractures of the wrist, arm, ankle or hip. They can also cause more serious injuries to the head, which can lead to concussion, loss of memory and other concerning problems. Fall injuries can be even more serious if a person is taking certain medications (like blood thinners) that could affect their long-term recovery.
Things a carer should look out for after an older person falls include: