Several risk factors associated with nursing homes are also part of the general risk factor list on the main page. If you are looking for any of the following risk factors, please see the main page.

For setting-specific risk factors and the appropriate interventions, read on.

Cameron ID, Murray GR, Gillespie LD, Robertson MC, Hill KD, Cumming RG, Kerse N. Interventions for preventing falls in older people in nursing care facilities and hospitals. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 1

Urinary incontinence:

Urinary incontinence programs:

  • Hourly toilet checks
  • Bedside commodes
  • Reminder signs in room

If your patient/client has fallen due to inability to get to the bathroom in time, refer to urinary stress incontinence expert.

  • In addition to medical management consider a referral to Physical Therapy.

Low Vitamin D:

  • Appropriate medical management through medical practitioner's orders.
  • Patient/client education.

Broe K, Chen T, Weinberg J, et al. A higher dose of vitamin d reduces the risk of falls in nursing home residents: a randomized, multiple-dose study. JAGS. 2007;55:234-239.