Patient safety tool: NCPS' balance assessment handbook

The VA National Center for Patient Safety offers a balance assessment handbook as part of its Falls Toolkit.

The tool provides rehabilitation therapists with a sample gait and balance assessment to evaluate fall risk in older adults. The balance assessment is intended to be completed in one hour. The handbook includes an assessment template and a compendium of instructions for each test or element with the interpretation of the assessment findings.

Download the new toolkit chapter for use in your own facility.

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