Remember: Certain medicines, general weakness and new surroundings during your hospital stay can increase your risk of falling.
Your health care team identifies people who may be at risk for falling with red slippers, special signs or both. Please speak up about safety concerns. This includes information about the risk of falling or a recent history of a fall.
Your safety and comfort are important to your health care team. Your care circle can also help by doing the following:
Remind your care circle of the 10 tips to prevent falls.
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