Fall Risks

Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls; unintentional falls are the leading cause of death by injury and the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for seniors. Though falls are generally a risk for seniors, the risk increases for those with conditions that limit mobility, such as Parkinson’s disease and recovery from orthopedic surgery or a fracture.

Factors that influence fall risk include:

Level of consciousness/mental status

History of falls in the past three months

Ability to ambulate

Vision status

Gait and balance

Orthostatic changes (changes in Blood Pressure and cardiac rhythm between lying and standing)

Current or recent use of one or more of the following medications: anesthetics, anti-histamines, cathartics, diuretics, anti-hypertensives, anti-seizure, benzodiazepines, hypoglycemics, psychotropics, sedatives

Presence of a one or more pre-disposing conditions: hypertension, vertigo, Parkinson’s disease, loss of limb(s), CVA (stroke), seizures, arthritis, osteoporosis, fractures

Equipment/assistive device needs (e.g. cane, walker, oxygen)


Home Care Assistance Jersey Shore understands that planning for short, medium or long-term care requires patience, understanding, open dialogue, and above all, education on the various home care options. In order to help you understand and become knowledgeable about different senior care options, we have created a suite of resources that we make available to you, with no obligation.

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Fall Risk Brochure

Living Well at Home Guide

Fall Risk Assessment Form

What is Home Care Guide

Fall Risk CareNotes Newsletter

Talking to Your Parents About Home Care

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