the Upright fall prevention program
Reducing Risk Factors
Physicians have a unique opportunity to screen fall risk and to promote and preserve independence and health in all persons across the care continuum.
Screening for Fall Risk and Promoting Good Health
Reducing risk factors known to contribute to injurious fall events in the home, community, or healthcare facility starts with incorporating basic screening into all medical visits. The Hendrich II Fall Risk Model can be used in office practices and across populations to document and quantify fall risk and thus reduce risk factors whenever possible to prevent injurious fall events.