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HEALTH CONSCIOUS

Falls Awareness and Prevention

About the Preventive Falls Risk Assessment

The Preventive Falls Risk Assessment is a pilot initiative supported by the Ministry of Health. Through this programme, we aim to raise the public’s awareness on falls prevention and to help seniors aged 65 and above prevent falls by addressing risk factors of falls early. Alexandra Health System is tasked to assess the elderly population in the North for risks of falls, so that actions can be taken to help prevent falls.

If you or your loved ones are aged 65 and above, you can perform the self-screening quiz below first to determine if you require further assessment. You will be assessed by our community nurse and trained staff to identify specific risk areas and receive further advice on how to prevent falls. We will ask you questions on your medical history and assess your physical functional status like vision, hearing, feet condition, etc.

Our community nurses and trained staff will advise you on the possible interventions to consider if a risk factor has been identified. You can share the assessment results with your family doctor for referral to the relevant services where necessary (e.g. optometrist for eye tests, audiologist for hearing test, podiatrist for foot issues).


Self-screening Quiz

1. Have you fallen in the past 12 months
2. Do you avoid going out because you are afraid of falling?
3. Do you feel like you are going to fall on getting up or walking?

If you or your loved ones are aged 65 and above and say Yes to any of the above, come talk to our nurse at any of the Community Nurse Posts below.

The falls risk assessment are fully funded during this one-year pilot period from July 2015. 

If you are referred to a falls and balance clinic or other primary care services, the standard charges apply to private or subsidised patients.


Locations

Sunlove Marsiling Seniors Activity Centre | Mondays, 10am – 12pm
Blk 3 Marsiling Road 
#01-5137, Singapore 730003

Chong Pang Social Service Hub (Thye Hua Kwan) | Tuesdays, 10am – 12pm
Blk 131 Yishun Street 11 
#01-237, Singapore 760131

Woodlands Galaxy Community Club | Wednesdays, 10am – 12pm
31 Woodlands Ave 6 
#02-05, Singapore 738991

Wellness For Life @ Nee Soon South  | Fridays, 10am – 12pm
Blk 839 Yishun Street 81 
#01-298, Singapore 760839

We are closed on public holidays. 
Please bring your NRIC on the day of your assessment.

You can also call us at 6555-8000 to enquire about assessments that can be conducted at home or for more information.


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