Falls Prevention Program
Falls are one of the major reasons people are admitted to hospital at Stawell Regional Health. People over the age of 65 are more at risk of falls.
We have a team of staff that work together to improve safety and quality through our Falls Prevention Program. The team is made up of doctors, nurses, allied health staff and the pharmacist.
If you are over the age of 65 and admitted to hospital from having a fall, or have a history of a fall you will be reviewed for your risk of falling.
Below are some of the ways we prevent falls in hospital:
- set the bed in a low position
- wear non-slip socks
- use alarm sensor mats and Invisibeams (invisible electric beam that alarms when a resident crossed the beam)
- provide hip protectors
- review medication
- review the living environment
Patients are urged to use these at home to reduce the risk of re-admission to hospital. In some cases, patients are referred to our Gait and Balance Program.
For more information contact: 03 5358 8630