Did you know that roughly one in three people over the age of 65, have at least one fall a year?
Integrated Falls Assessment Service (IFAS) helps people reduce their chances of fall related injury.
IFAS takes a holistic focus on each individuals overall health and wellbeing. As a result, the service supports older adults in avoiding injury and empowers them to maintain their independence. Led by a Geriatrician, a falls assessment plan may include Physiotherapy and/or Occupational Therapy depending on the individuals needs and goals. Further support and referral is also offered, to help people address their full health and wellbeing needs.
Our Integrated Falls Assessment Service designed to help older adults:
- Maintain independence
- Keep moving
- Avoid the risk of falls related injury
- Receive holistic treatment for their overall health and wellbeing
The program is led by a Geriatrician, who provides a falls management plan in consultation with other services. The program requires a GP referral and the GP is updated on their patient’s progress.
Depending on each individual’s needs, they may also be connected with:
- A Physiotherapist
- An Occupational Therapist
- Falls Prevention group program
- Community Nurse Service
- Dietician Service
- Our other groups & programs
Do I need a referral to attend this program?
IFAS requires participants to provide a referral from their GP. This referral will be based on a GP assessment, as to whether their client is at risk of having falls. Our Geriatrician will then share any outcomes from IFAS, back to the clients GP.
What location is this program available at?
This program is delivered at our Box Hill location at 43 Carrington Rd, Box Hill.
How much does this program cost?
Medicare card holders with a General Practitioner (GP) referral may be eligible for a full rebate for this service. Additional Services may require fee’s to be reviewed during the assessment stages of the service.
What is a Geriatrician?
A Geriatrician is a medical doctor who specialises in the holistic care of older adults. During an initial IFAS appointment, our Geriatrician will conduct an assessment to talk about your health overall, your medical history and risk of falls.
How do I register my interest to IFAS?
Once we have received your GP referral, you will be contacted by our team and placed on our priority waiting list.