Ways that you can reduce the risk of falling during a hospital stay include staying in bed or staying seated. Caregivers can make sure that you have easy access to things you need like the care light, the phone and water.
When you are admitted, you and your nurse will talk about your risk for falling while in the hospital. Based on your risk, a fall prevention plan will be created to keep you safe. A daily mobility plan will keep you active and moving. These plans highlight what you and your care team will do together to keep you safe and active.
Remember why fall prevention in the hospital is so important:
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Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 10/08/2020.
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