Information & Guidance Resources

All resources have developed against National and Local guidance with support from local professionals.

Assessments

Assessment Description Toolkits
Falls Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT) This is a quick and easy tool to assess an individual’s falls risk. This tool can be used for all individuals you think may be at risk of falling and gives guidance on specific areas surrounding the individuals falls risk. FRAT Tool
Falls Efficacy Scale (FES-I) The Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) is a short, easy to administer tool that measures the level of concern about falling during social and physical activities inside and outside the home whether or not the person actually does the activity.
Provider Self Assessment Self-assessment for falls policies and procedures within a care setting. Prevention Toolkit
Service User Screen Assessment Reviewing medication & understanding precipitating factors
Timed Up and go Determines the falls risk and measures the progress of balance, sitting to standing and walking.
PRISMA Frailty Assessment A 7 item questionnaire to identify frailty in individuals
SBAR Tool The Hertfordshire SBAR tool can be utilised to support your service and staff to assess a situation and contact the right health service.
Falls Checklist This falls checklist is a guideline used by the East of England Ambulance service and is used as a recommendation on how to best respond to a fall.

Homecare StopFalls Resources

Falls Risk Factor Includes
Overarching Key Risk Factors Muscle Strength, rushing to the toilet, medication, eyesight and alchol
Footwear Taking care of your feet, checking casual factors
Environmental Checks Identifying and assessing home hazards
Medication Reviewing medication & understanding precipitating factors
Visual Awareness Checking eye health
Equipment and Walking Aids Auditing physical & technological aids
Nutrition and Hydration How a healthy diet can help reduce falls
Exercises Includes
Aiding Physical Activity Motivation and training ideas, including gaining qualifications and seeking professional advice
Chair Based Exercises for mobility Chair Based Exercise tips for service users, understanding the legal boundaries
Exercise Tips for strength and balance Standing balance exercises for more mobile service users
Intervention Includes
What to do when a fall occurs. How to encourage standing up and making the Service User comfortable
Innovative Ideas Includes
Fix up your frame Transforming Service User walking aids
Light your night Reducing night-time falls risks
Technology Utilise simple technology to help stop falls

Carehome StopFalls Resources

Falls Risk Factor Includes
Overarching Key Risk Factors Muscle Strength, rushing to the toilet, medication, eyesight and alchol
Footwear Taking care of your feet, checking casual factors
Environmental Checks Identifying and assessing home hazards
Medication Reviewing medication & understanding precipitating factors
Visual Awareness Checking eye health
Equipment and Walking Aids Auditing physical & technological aids
Nutrition and Hydration How a healthy diet can help reduce falls
Exercises Includes
Aiding Physical Activity Motivation and training ideas, including gaining qualifications and seeking professional advice
Chair Based Exercises for mobility Chair Based Exercise tips for service users, understanding the legal boundaries
Exercise Tips for strength and balance Standing balance exercises for more mobile service users
Intervention Includes
What to do when a fall occurs. How to encourage standing up and making the Service User comfortable
Innovative Ideas Includes
Fix up your frame Transforming Service User walking aids
Light your night Reducing night-time falls risks
Technology Utilise simple technology to help stop falls