Falls prevention - Physician Information


Screening and Assessment Algorithm for the prevention of falls in older persons:

Obtain:

Determine multifactorial falls risks

Address identified risks

Yes
 
No
  • Single fall in the past 12 months?
Yes
Yes
  • Gait abnormalities or unsteadiness? e.g., screening TUG (PDF file) > 14 seconds
No
No
  • Reassess periodically and at least annually
 
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Below are falls risk and geriatric assessment services available in Halton –clinic-based and in-home - with a description of services offered. All services are offered at no cost (outside of parking fees), but all require physician referral.

Assessment Clinics

 

Halton Healthcare

Halton Healthcare-Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
(OTMH) 905-338-4362

ASSESSMENT CLINICS & FALLS INTERVENTION PROGRAM:

  • 65+ years old
  • Assessment by a geriatrician, nurse practitioner, and physiotherapist
  • Contact for eligibility criteria and referral process
  • Referral form (PDF file)
Trillium Health Centre

Credit Valley Hospital- Strong and Steady Falls Prevention Program
905-813-1100, ext. 5415

FALLS ASSESSMENT & INTERVENTION PROGRAM:

  • 65+ years old
  • Assessment by geriatrician, physiotherapist, and nurse
  • Contact for eligibility criteria and referral process
  • Referral form (PDF file)
HHS CentreHamilton Health Sciences- St. Peter’s Hospital
905-521-2100, ext.

12294 CENTRE FOR HEALTHY AGING
  • Outpatient services provides specialized healthcare services
  • Assessment by a Geriatrician and Case Manager
  • Contract for eligibility criteria and referral process
  • Referral form (PDF file)
 

In-home Geriatric Assessment

 

Halton Healthcare

OTMH Geriatric Outreach -- Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills residents
905-338-4362

  • Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Pharmacist (as required)
  • Need for assessment and recommendations re: medication management, social issues, home safety and cognition in own living environment
  • Frail, unable to access clinics independently or with supports Geriatrician consultation may occur prior to or after outreach team involvement
  • Referral form (PDF file)
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Halton Geriatric Mental Health Outreach Program
1-866-429-7677

  • 65+ and reside in Halton. Age range is flexible for early onset dementia
  • Valid OHIP
  • Provide clinical outreach to those who cannot or will not seek traditional service
  • Geriatric psychiatry/medicine, Nursing, Social work, Occupational Therapy
  • Referral form (PDF file)
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