Falls Prevention

For patients

  • Make sure the call bell is nearby. Use it if you feel weak or need help.
  • Use your walking aid. Keep it nearby.
  • Always wear non-skid socks or shoes.
  • Let staff know when spills happen.
  • Never lean on items with wheels. They may roll away! This includes over-the-bed tables, walkers/wheelchairs without breaks on.

For visitors

  • Ask the team for support before moving your loved one.
  • Ring for help if your loved one has a care need.
  • Keep bed at the lowest position.
  • Remove clutter. Reduce tripping hazards.