An assessment is a useful tool that is often used to screen senior adults for risk factors for falling and identify the risk factors that warrant further attention.

A healthcare provider should screen patients at least annually during routine medical examinations and ask about the occurrence of falls and any gait or balance problems.


If a patient is at risk for falling, a comprehensive assessment should be completed in order to initiate a multifaceted fall prevention program that is tailored to the individual. The tools on this page can be used to complete a comprehensive assessment.

Evidence Based Assessment Tools