What is your risk of falling? According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, if you score 4 or more points on this test, you may be at risk of falling and should discuss your results with your doctor.
If you score 4 or more points on this test, your doctor may suggest:
There are a variety of other fall-prevention modifications and devices that can help make you and your home safer for little or no cost. See our other blogs for suggestions.
Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Brochure: Stay Independent: Falls are the main reason why older people lose their independence.
This checklist was developed by the Greater Los Angeles VA Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center and affiliates and is a validated fall risk self-assessment tool (Rubenstein et al. J Safety Res; 2011:42(6)493-499). Adapted by the CDC with permission of the authors.