MaineHealth and its partners have long been committed to falls prevention. The Falls Prevention in Long-Term Care Workgroup includes members from MaineHealth long-term care facilities, home health and rehabilitation. This group is working to improve quality and safety through a system-wide fall-prevention plan to decrease falls and fall-related injuries among older adults.
In September 2011, MaineHealth Elder Care Services and the Center for Quality and Safety hosted the Falls Prevention Summit, which launched the Falls Prevention Collaborative. Through the Collaborative, MaineHealth members and community partners are building on current falls prevention work to enhance safe patient and family-centered care, and decrease injury-producing falls among older adults in our communities.
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