Fall Prevention Resources for Providers

Changing behavior doesn't come easily for anyone. The same is true for your patients and their friends and family members committed to keeping them safe. Behavior change is a dynamic, gradual process. Understanding this fact helps contribute to a successful​ partnership between providers and their patients at risk for falls.
PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center welcomes you to the first step in helping your patients reduce the risk of falls and maintain independence. You already know that falls are a major health risk to your senior patients; one in three people age 65 or older will experience a fall. You can help reduce the fall rate in our community, and even among your own friends and family, by making fall prevention an integral part of your clinical practice. The resources below include helpful tools for assessing your patients and determining their risk for a serious fall.