Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

Falls can happen to anyone, at any time and almost any place. They can have bad effects on your health. Falls can be accidental or may result from a physical condition caused by illness, medications and/or risk factors. The best way nursing homes can prevent falls from happening is to always be aware that they can happen and to take appropriate prevention measures.

These findings are publically reported by the US Department of Health and Human Services on Nursing Home Compare. http://www.medicare.gov/default.asp


  At or better than N.Y. State average
  Near the N.Y. State average
  Room for Improvement
qua_award   Blue Ribbon = best possible value

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A. Holly Patterson Extended Care facility
Report Period: 10/1/17 – 9/30/18
  Quality Measures
A. Holly
N.Y. State Average
Fall Prevention
Prevalence of Falls

Certain factors increase your risk of falling

  1. Medications
  2. The need for frequent toileting
  3. Footwear
  4. Vision problems
  5. Assistive devices (like a cane)
  6. Drops and Spills
  7. Disease
  8. Unfamiliar Environment
 Long Term residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury