Falls that happen in nursing homes and similar health care facilities remain a substantial health concern, as such falls often lead to serious injuries. These serious injuries include broken hips, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and various fractures. On this site, falls are discussed both on the “Nursing Home Resident Falls” page as well as many posts seen in the “nursing home falls” category. Additional commentary concerning falls can be seen in the following pages:
As further discussed on the aforementioned “Nursing Home Resident Falls” page, there are many reasons why nursing home residents fall.
One factor that can lead to falls – through impaired balance and other factors – is the usage of some prescriptions.
The McKnight’s article of December 1, 2016, titled “Antipsychotics linked to increased fall risks for SNF residents, study confirms” discusses research findings concerning antipsychotic drug prescriptions and the link to resident falls.
Additional details can be seen in a variety of sources, including the McKnight’s article mentioned above.
Further reference information concerning mental health medications (including antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, stimulants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers) and their side effects can be seen in the NIH (National Institutes of Health) document titled “Mental Health Medications.”
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