Preventing falls in assisted living: Results of a quality improvement pilot study

Source: Geriatric Nursing 

Follow this link for the abstract 

Date of publication: 21 October 2016 – epub ahead of print

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Residents of assisted living (AL) communities are at high risk for falls, which result in negative outcomes and high health care costs. Adapting effective falls prevention programs for AL quality improvement (QI) has the potential to reduce falls, improve resident quality of life, and reduce costs. This project tested the feasibility and outcomes of an evidence-based multi-component QI program, the Assisted Living Falls Prevention and Monitoring Program (AL-FPMP).

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