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  1. Gombar, Ella N. RN, MSN
  2. Smith-Stoner, Marilyn RN, PhD
  3. Mitchell-Mattera, Susan D. RN, MN


Preventing and managing falls is essential to the safe and effective care of homebound patients. Although the causes of such falls have frequently been discussed, the role of home healthcare agency organizational culture in preventing and managing falls has not been explored. This article discusses our home healthcare agency's fall management program and presents 10 strategies to help other agencies prevent falls among their patients and manage patient care after a fall.