Steady Steps Fall Management Program

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Managing falls requires specialized care and a holistic approach. Our comprehensive fall program guides our partners along the complex path to reducing falls, fall risk and avoiding rehospitalization – all while working to improve each person’s ability to function at their highest level.

Who is at Risk for Falls?

Falls are a leading cause of death and hospitalization among seniors. Falls are related to both internal and external factors which may include but are not limited to:

  • Physiological changes related to normal aging
  • Multiple medical diagnoses
  • Medications side effects and polypharmacy
  • Cognitive and communication disorders
  • Alzheimer’s and related dementias
  • Altered mental status
  • Past history of falls
  • Post-surgical complications
  • Visual perceptual deficits
  • Incontinence
  • Environmental safety
  • Altered sensation

To create your customized fall management program we will partner with you in a systematic facility assessment analyzing:

  • Statistics/trends for falls and restraints
  • Current programming
  • Interdepartmental communication
  • Staffing matrix
  • Skilled and non-skilled interventions
  • Environmental impact
  • Activities programming
  • Wellness