Falls and the resulting injuries are frequent in home health care as patients learn to adapt to physical, mental, or emotional changes following an injury, surgery, or illness. In fact, falls with serious injuries are among the top events reported in medical settings. Patient falls are preventable. With the right assessment, knowledge of fall risks, and proper staff training, healthcare providers can increase safety for all patients. This course will discuss the current impact of patient falls in healthcare settings, how to assess fall risk in patients, and what measures providers can take to reduce risk and care for patients who do end up falling.