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Fall prevention is imperative in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities. According to the CDC, “about 1,800 older adults living in nursing homes die each year from fall-related injuries and those who survive frequently sustain injuries that result in permanent disability and reduced quality of life”. “Falls can also result in severe pain, high medical costs, fear of falling, less participation in activities, and reduced quality of life “(CDC 2015). Appropriate and effective fall prevention programs need to be established and implemented to reduce falls in nursing homes, which will in turn improve the quality of care.
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Okechukwu, Kimberly, "Taking Steps to Prevent Falls" (2017). Doctor of Occupational Therapy Capstone Projects. Paper 6.