Patient Safety Tool: Home Fall Prevention Checklist From CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a free, downloadable home fall prevention checklist for older patients.


If your facility provides care for older adults, you can provide this checklist to them, in the form of an 8-page brochure, to help reduce the likelihood of a home fall after they are released from your care.


The checklist offers guidance for many areas of a home, including the following:

  • Floors
  • Stairs and steps
  • Kitchen
  • Bathrooms
  • Bedrooms


Download the CDC's home falls prevention checklist (pdf) for distribution to your patients.


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