Falls Videos

Fall Risk Assessment:

Although not all falls can be prevented, it is possible to minimize the risk of falling. The most important first step to do this is to use validated (well-tested) instruments to assess risks or "risk factors" for falls. This will allow you and your team to design individualized care plans to reduce these risks and lead to reduced numbers of falls and fall injuries.

This video shows how to administer several such instruments, specifically: The Get Up and Go, Five-Chair Stand, Dual-Tasking, Orthostatic Hypotension, Postprandial Hypotension, Polypharmacy, Vitamin D Deficiency and Post-Fall Assessment.
Mini Falls Assessment Tool - pdf


Fall Prevention in Nursing Homes:

Nursing home residents are twice as likely to fall as older adults who are living in the community. Every year about 1800 people die as a result of falling in nursing homes. Of those who survive a fall, many suffer from fear of falling, disability, loss of function and reduced quality of life.

This video highlights common fall hazards found throughout a typical day for a nursing home resident. The locations addressed in this video are the bedroom, bathroom hallways and corridors, lighting and out-of-doors. Footwear and wheelchair safety are also discussed.


This project was supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Professions(BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number UB4HP19060, Gateway Geriatric Education Center, for $418,203. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the BHPr, HRSA, DhhS, or the U.S.government.