Get the Falling LinKS Toolkit from the Wichita State University Regional Institute of Aging
The toolkit hits the "big drivers":
- Vision deficits
- Inadequate physical activity
- Environmental risks in the home
The toolkit lets patient assess their own risk by checking off boxes and scoring the results simply by accumulating the total - the more "yes" answers the higher your risk.
There is an exercise section with pictures of safe techniques that are functionally-oriented (no leg raises!) with a balance component.
There are checklists to create an exercise plan, a vision plan, a medication plan and a safe home environment plan.
Implementing all of these plans will take a commitment from the whole family, the physician and the physical therapist
I have sent my dad a copy and I will help him implement these steps when we visit at Christmas.