No one likes falling down. For hospital patients, it can be life threatening and represents one of the most prevalent preventable harm conditions. Falls exacerbate patient pain and suffering while extending hospital stays. CMS regulations in place since 2008 have amplified the cost of falls for hospitals, with no reimbursements for treatment of traumas and other fall-related conditions acquired after admission. Facilities risk further CMS financial penalties for not providing safe environments for patients and residents. The Joint Commission calculates the cost of hospital falls at $14,000 per incident.