Falls management

What should you do if you fall or if you see someone else fall?

If you can move safely, pull the call bell, or call ext. 5555 to report the fall. If you cannot get to the call bell or telephone, call for help. Do not move or move anyone else until a nurse or physician has completed an assessment.

Baycrest’s falls prevention and management protocols enable staff to identify and assess clients at risk for falls and implement individualized prevention strategies which may include: medication review; pain management; family/companion involvement; environmental modifications and mobility enhancement.

Please tell staff if you or your loved one have a history of falling, feel weak or dizzy, have difficulty maintaining balance, walking, or getting up, have vision or hearing problems, or suffer from cognitive impairment, psychiatric problems or depression.