NDIS Fall Risk Assessments
Connect2Care offers fall risk assessments to help those at most significant risk. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine how likely it is that a person will fall.
Fall risk assessments are essential among those aged 65 years and over. At Connect2Care, we tailor our services to fit the circumstances of each of our clients.
Thus, our evaluations of people who are more active, independent, and cognitively intact are different from what we have for those who are more dependent or less active. Contact us today to book an NDIS Fall Risk Assessment.
Who Can Benefit from Fall Risk Evaluations?
Falls are not only problematic among the elderly population. Amputees and those suffering from diseases that affect cognitive and motor abilities also face the risk of falls.
Falls are caused mainly by mobility problems, balance disorders, chronic illnesses, and impaired vision. They can come with minor or major injuries ranging from mild bruises to broken bones, head injuries, and even death.
If you are suffering from any disease that can lead to a fall, you should undergo a comprehensive fall risk assessment. This tests a person and helps predict and prevent future falls.
We primarily examine your stability while standing and walking, establishing the outcome through various tests. Furthermore, we evaluate your vision, lower limb strength, simple reaction time, postural sway, and dynamic balance. Our tests are reliable with highly accurate results.
Our fall risk assessments also include an initial screening that looks at your overall health and medical history. We then use our tools to test your strength, balance, and gait. Finally, we determine whether you have a low, moderate, or high risk of falling.
We aim to screen, assess, and intervene during our fall risk evaluation sessions. Interventions are recommended to help predict falls and reduce your risk of falling.
If our assessment shows you have a high risk of falling, we will confer with your health care provider or caregiver. Together, we will recommend intervention strategies to prevent future falls and reduce the chance of injury.
We also educate you appropriately to improve your understanding of the fall risk assessment results. That way, you can be a part of executing the practical solutions to reduce the risk of future falls.
Our assessment results are reliable and highly effective when combined with our comprehensive fall prevention and treatment recommendations.
Connect2Care’s fall risk assessment can help in the following ways:
- First, after the evaluation, and depending on the results, loved ones will be more alert to a family member’s risk of falling.
- Hospitals or health care organisations can prevent falls among their patients by implementing our recommendations.
- Those who take our tests are less likely to fall afterwards.
- Taking our fall risk assessment will save you a lot of fall-related expenses. In addition, the results of our evaluation and recommendations will help you prevent future falls.
A Fall Risk Assessment should be completed whenever there’s a concern about an individual’s ability to maintain balance or stability, which could lead to a fall. This could be particularly pertinent for individuals who have recently experienced a fall, those who have a history of falls, or individuals displaying changes in mobility or balance.