This quality standard covers assessment after a fall and preventing further falls (secondary prevention) in older people living in the community and during a hospital stay. Secondary prevention focuses on interventions targeted at older people with a history of falls. Older people are those aged 65 years and over.
This case study from the Health Foundation's May 2013 newsletter explains how John Pathy Day Hospital, in Cardiff, is reducing visits to A&E through and integrated healthcare programme that helps older people reduce their risks of falls.
This discussion paper by Claire Ballinger and Charlotte Brooks provides an overview of the ways in which occupational therapists can help older people at risk of falls, with a focus on those living in the community.