FAQs About webFCE’s Fall Risk Assessment Software
1. What is it used for?
A fall risk assessment is used to find out if you have a low, moderate, or high risk of falling. If the assessment shows you are at an increased risk, your health care provider may recommend strategies to prevent falls and reduce the chance of injury.
2. Why might I need a fall risk assessment?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Geriatric Society recommend yearly fall assessment screening for all adults 65 years of age and older. If the screening process shows you are at risk, you may need a more detailed assessment that includes performing a series of performance tasks called fall assessment tools.1
3. How Long Does a Fall Risk Assessment (FRA) Take to Complete?
Our FRA takes about 15-20 minutes to complete.
4. Why is this the best fall risk assessment (FRA) on the market?
The webFCE Fall Risk Assessment consists of the 12 tools best able to calculate an individual’s risk of falling, according to a comprehensive fall risk meta-study evaluation of over 2 200 fall risk studies in the literature.
5. How often should Fall Risk Assessment (FRA) be conducted on a client?
The FRA can be performed every month or every couple of months—it’s totally up to your discretion and goals.
6. How much training do I need to use your Fall Risk Assessment (FRA) software?
Minimal training is needed to perform an FRA. Most can be learned through videos and manuals.
7. Do I need to download the Fall Risk Assessment (FRA) software onto my computer?
No. Our software is cloud-based, so all you need is internet access to operate the software.
8. Is the Fall Risk Assessment (FRA) software cloud-based and HIPAA compliant?
9. Can I perform the Fall Risk Assessment (FRA) on young and middle aged adults?
10. Who Can Perform a fall risk assessment (FRA)? A wide range of healthcare professionals can perform functional fitness tests, including:
- Physical therapists/Occupational therapists
- Sports medicine professionals
- Exercise physiologists
- Athletic trainers
- Certified personal trainers
- Certified strength and conditioning specialists