assessment is a useful tool that is often used
to screen senior adults for risk factors for falling
and identify the risk factors that warrant further
attention. There are many types of assessment
tools and they can be completed
by a senior adult, a family member, a caregiver
or a healthcare provider. The tools provided on
this page can be used in a variety of settings.
healthcare provider should screen patients at
least annually during routine medical examinations
and ask about the occurrence of falls and any
gait or balance problems.
If a patient
is at risk for falling, a comprehensive assessment
should be completed in order to initiate a multifaceted
fall prevention program that is tailored to the
individual. The tools on this page can be used
to complete a comprehensive assessment.