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'.

Resources

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.

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.