Participants, family members, and providers in the PACE environment should all be familiar with medications and medical conditions that increase the risk of falls. Medications—and their side effects—are one of the major causes of falls in the elderly. Because of the potential for injury when an older person falls, everyone in the PACE environment should be aware of which medications or conditions come with an increased risk of falls. When it’s possible, providers should seek safer alternative medications or even reduce medications to the lowest effective dose as a fall prevention strategy.
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