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Maximizing safety through the prevention of falls.

Griffin Hospital is focused on preventing falls, which are the leading cause of injury, hospitalization, and death in older adults. Approximately 20-30% of falls result in moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures or head trauma, which can lead to decreased mobility, loss of independence, and an increased risk of premature death.

Because the risk of falling increases dramatically during hospitalization, we will conduct a fall risk assessment when you are admitted.

Please remember, your safety is extremely important to us. Please alert staff about any safety concerns you may have, and feel free to ask questions or request assistance if needed.