Determine your risk of falling by completing this checklist.

Have you fallen, or nearly fallen, in the last 12 months?  YesNo
Do you take medication for nerves, blood pressure, sleeping problems, depression?  YesNo
Do you take more than three medications?  YesNo
Do you get dizzy?  YesNo
Do you have a condition that affects your walking, balance or memory?  YesNo
Do you often have to rush to the toilet?  YesNo
Are you unsteady on your feet?  YesNo
Do you have difficulty turning?  YesNo
Do you have difficulty with steps/stairs?  YesNo
Do you use a walking frame or stick?  YesNo
Do you hold on to furniture to keep your balance?  YesNo
Do you exercise less than three times each week?  YesNo
Do you have difficulty getting up from a chair?  YesNo
Has it been more than 12 months since your last eye check?  YesNo
Do you sometimes have difficulty seeing when you are walking?  YesNo
Do you have a foot condition that affects walking and balance?  YesNo
Do you often miss meals?  YesNo
Is there anything in your garden or home than could make you slip or trip?  YesNo
Do you have difficulty walking outdoors or in public places?  YesNo

 

If you answered YES to some of the questions above, you may be at risk of falling.

Contact an Occupational Therapist to discuss 9430 9100 (Eltham) or 9890 2220 (Box Hill).

Download a copy of our Flyer-Are you at risk of falling checklist.

The Are you at risk of falling checklist and many others have been created for our move, feel, connect well group promoting positive health, wellbeing and social connections during COVID-19 and beyond. To join the group visit Facebook or for more details check out: move, feel, connect well.