New Video on Patient Falls Debuts

Joint Commission releases latest installment of 'Speak Up' animated series aimed at preventing falls for older patients.

The Joint Commission has released the sixth episode in its animated “Speak Up” video series called, “Speak Up: Reduce the Risk of Falling.”

The new video, targeting patients aged 65 and older, features characters Charlie, Marge and Harley as they confront the need to “speak up” and take steps to help avoid falling. “Speak Up:  Reduce the Risk of Falling” points out that one out of every three adults, ages 65 and older, are injured from falls every year, but that anyone can fall and get injured. The video provides viewers with easy to understand safety tips to help reduce their chances of falling.

The video can be linked and shared with patients at this address, and can be viewed here:


Produced by The Joint Commission, these entertaining 60-second videos are intended as public service announcements. The series airs on The Joint Commission’s YouTube Channel, as well as other venues, and has received more than 18,000 views on YouTube alone.

Since its launch in 2002, the Speak Up program has grown to include 18 campaign brochures and four posters, as well as Spanish language versions of all brochures.

Free downloadable files of all Speak Up videos, brochures and posters (including Spanish language versions of the brochures) are available on The Joint Commission website at: Speak Up brochures and posters also are available for purchase through Joint Commission Resources at (877) 223-6866 or online at

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David Kopf is the Editor of HME Business.


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