Falls within care homes
Information about how to prevent falls and what to do if the person you are caring for has a trip or a fall.
To help prevent falls it is important to work out the causes of the fall and provide effective treatment. There are number of tools available for people who care for adults to help them assess their risk of falling
Assessments should be offered to people being cared for along with medication reviews and safety or hazard assessments where they live.
Reference to ‘Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales’ (CSSIW) in the documents on this page should be read as ‘Care Inspectorate Wales'.
The links below are aimed at those who work in care homes or provide a care service in a person’s home. They provide guidance about what to do to if the person they are caring for has a trip or fall and can also assist in preventing falls.
- Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust (External link)
- Falls: assessment and prevention of falls in older people-National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (External link)
- Falls awareness resources-Age UK (External link)
- Falls prevention guidance-Age UK (External link)
Further guidance and information
You can also find further guidance and information (including assessment tools and pathways) from your Health Board and your Local Authority Social Services department.