This article examines risk factors for falls in the home with special consideration of psychotropic medications, and it recommends an evidence-based approach for fall prevention and management. Given that 85% of falls that do occur take place in the home (Abreu et al, 1998), the home care nurse is in a unique position to assess and intervene in the very context where falls emerge.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Caring : National Association for Home Care magazine|
|State||Published - Jan 2001|
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