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Falls Prevention Resource Center

Welcome to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Falls Prevention Resource Center. This Falls Prevention Resource Center is directed towards the issues of preventing falls in health care facilities providing care for patients and residents. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults. Every year, one in four Americans age 65 and older experiences a fall. Older adults residing in healthcare facilities, such as nursing homes or hospitals, are at an increased risk of falling due to both internal and external factorsThis page provides information, tools, and resources for assessing risks and improving the environment for patients and residents. The page also provides information about state quality improvement initiatives related to falls and healthcare.

Contacts

Assistant Commissioner and Special Counsel
Matthew Foster
Consumer Services and Health Care Regulation Commission
Indiana State Department of Health
2 North Meridian Street, 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
mfoster@isdh.in.gov
(317) 233-7289
(317) 233-9691 [Administrative Assistant]
(317) 233-7322 [Fax]

Director of Long Term Care
Brenda Buroker
bburoker@isdh.in.gov
(317) 234-7340
(317) 233-9691 [Administrative Assistant]
(317) 233-7322 [Fax]

Injury Prevention Coordinator, Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention
Paravdeep (Pravy) Nijjar
PNijjar@isdh.in.gov
(317) 234-1304

Organizations

CMS - Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
ISDH - Indiana State Department of Health
AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA)
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
AHRQ - Agency for Healthcare Reserach and Quality

Regulations

410 IAC 16.2-3.1-45  Accidents

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