The OT Falls Prevention Package

The OT Falls Prevention Package


The Falls Prevention Package provides occupational therapists with evidence based, actionable OT tools to help you prevent falls with your clients.

The package includes a falls prevention education handout, action plan, home safety checklist, safe walker checklist, screening tool and reference guide. (See below for more information on each section.) 

  • Digital Download: Please download within 24 hours of accessing link.
  • Format: PDF
  • Published: February 2017
  • 18 Pages
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Additional Information

Here's everything you will receive with your Falls Prevention Package! 

Falls Prevention Education (5 page handout)

Provide your clients with an overview of key falls risk factors and Occupational Therapy interventions to reduce falls risk and enhance function in everyday life. 

Falls Prevention Action Plan (3 page worksheet)

Take a collaborative, client-centered, and action based approach to falls prevention by working with your clients through this detailed list of specific risk factors and interventions in eleven key areas. 

Falls Prevention Home Safety Checklist (4 page worksheet)

Help your clients address falls prevention at home. This easy to understand handout helps you assist your clients to locate and address specific risk factors to improve safety and function in 12 different areas of the home.

Safer Walk Checklist (1 page worksheet)

Provide your clients with a one page checklist to review before they leave home for a safer walk in the community. 

Therapist Fall Prevention Screening Tool (3 page tool)

Complete a thorough  assessment of personal, environmental, and occupational factors that may be influencing falls risk in your clients.  Use this tool to help organize your assessment information, be reminded of key factors to assess, and to create a summary and treatment recommendations. 

Reference Guide (1 page reference sheet)

Support your use of these resources, be able to justify your resources in practice, and get client specific using this list of key references used in the creation of this pack.


About the Authors

This package was created for you by Elevate OT a small group of dedicated OTs who hail from Canada.  

Elevate OT was developed to meet the increasing demand of needing efficient tools and best practice evidence, quickly and easily in everyday practice. Their mission is to help Occupational Therapists excel in practice through effective resources and education.

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