Small and Rural—Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Taylorville
Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Taylorville
Go Steady: A Community-Based Prevention Initiative Results in a 67% Reduction in Patient Falls
Taylorville Memorial Hospital implemented a fall prevention program to reduce falls in the community through education, screening and post-screening interventions. Led by the hospital, this community-based approach established clinical guidelines and effective strategies to reduce fall risk at local assisted living facilities, independent senior communities and patient homes.
As a result of this program:
- Monthly falls decreased by 67%; and
- Care coordination increased across multiple care partners, including families, patient care providers, physicians and the assisted living community.