Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Falls in Skilled-Nursing Facilities (SNF) and Long-Term-Care (LTC) Facilities
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Louisiana Monroe, Monroe, LA, USA
  • University of Louisiana Monroe, Monroe, LA, USA
  • University of Louisiana Monroe, Monroe, LA, USA
  • University of Louisiana Monroe, Monroe, LA, USA
  • University of Louisiana Monroe, Monroe, LA, USA
Article Information
Long-Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facilities / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Falls in Skilled-Nursing Facilities (SNF) and Long-Term-Care (LTC) Facilities
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505140. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5002
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505140. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5002
Abstract

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