A nurse is caring for a client, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, who scored as a high-risk fall candidate on the St. Thomas Risk Assessment Tool in Falling Elderly Inpatients. Which nursing interventions should the nurse implement? Select all that apply.
Keeping the bed in the lowest position reduces the impact if the client falls from the bed. Special flooring provides a cushioned surface that reduces impact. A bed alarm will notify staff if the client moves from the bed. Providing a call-light device to a client with Parkinson’s is ineffective as the client’s ability to use the device is impaired because of fine motor movement limitation.