Patti Calk, Whitney Francis, Jonann Arrant, Mary Doss, Linda Jones; Falls in Skilled-Nursing Facilities (SNF) and Long-Term-Care (LTC) Facilities. Am J Occup Ther 2019;73(4_Supplement_1):7311505140. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5002
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Date Presented 04/05/19
The purpose of this study was to identify the causes of falls in Skilled-Nursing (SNF) and Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities. Data was acquired via fall reports and staff surveys in four facilities. Staff perceived that most falls occurred due to general weakness (96%) and between 8 pm and 8 am (52%). Fall reports indicated that most falls occurred due to unsafe transfers (58%) and the majority occurred between 8 pm and 8 am (42%). This study provides a basis for the development of fall-prevention programs.
Primary Author and Speaker: Patti Calk
Additional Authors and Speakers: Whitney Francis, Jonann Arrant, Mary Doss
Contributing Authors: Linda Jones
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