Are You at Risk of Falling? Use This Checklist to Find Out
Falls are not a normal part of aging. However, falls are one of the main causes of hospital admissions in all age groups. They especially affect older adults, impacting their mobility, overall health and ultimately affecting their independence and quality of life.
The good news is that most falls are avoidable through simple precautionary measures and lifestyle changes.
The Staying Independent – Check Your Risk for Falling checklist can help you determine whether you or an older adult you know is at risk of falling.
The checklist asks simple yes or no questions that are scored based on your answers. If you score more than 4 points, you’re at risk of falling – and should share your checklist results with your healthcare provider, who can help you find ways to reduce your risk.
For more tips on how you can reduce your risk of falling, please consult the other articles in this section.