Determine your risk of falling by completing this checklist.

Have you fallen, or nearly fallen, in the last 12 months?   Yes No
Do you take medication for nerves, blood pressure, sleeping problems, depression?   Yes No
Do you take more than three medications?   Yes No
Do you get dizzy?   Yes No
Do you have a condition that affects your walking, balance or memory?   Yes No
Do you often have to rush to the toilet?   Yes No
Are you unsteady on your feet?   Yes No
Do you have difficulty turning?   Yes No
Do you have difficulty with steps/stairs?   Yes No
Do you use a walking frame or stick?   Yes No
Do you hold on to furniture to keep your balance?   Yes No
Do you exercise less than three times each week?   Yes No
Do you have difficulty getting up from a chair?   Yes No
Has it been more than 12 months since your last eye check?   Yes No
Do you sometimes have difficulty seeing when you are walking?   Yes No
Do you have a foot condition that affects walking and balance?   Yes No
Do you often miss meals?   Yes No
Is there anything in your garden or home than could make you slip or trip?   Yes No
Do you have difficulty walking outdoors or in public places?   Yes No

 

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.