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Falls Risk Assessment/Home Safety Survey
Protecting you from injury is our priority.

Your safety is a major concern of the entire Fairview Home Care and Hospice staff. Each of our patients receives a falls risk assessment. Falling is the leading cause of death from injury among older adults, and falls are among the most common causes of hospitalization. The good news is that falls can be prevented. That is why each staff member is specially trained to help keep you from falling.
 
Referrals: 612-728-2468 or toll free, 866-827-5039
General information: 612-721-2491
 
First steps to safety 
  • Your physician can contact Fairview Home Care, or
  • You may ask your physician to request a home care referral, or
  • You may call us at 612-728-2468. Our staff will then contact your physician to obtain a referral.
 
The assessment and survey 
Here are just some of the things we look at with an eye for your safety: 
  • Home environment
  • Your strength and balance
  • Lifestyle choices that affect the risk of falling
  • Medication management issues
 
After the assessment 
We write a plan specifically for you with recommendations on what and who can help you to avoid falling. The plan also includes actions for those involved in your health care, including your physician, home care staff and caregivers.

We will work with you and your physician to determine how home care staff may assist you. Our staff will also help you with insurance questions and verify coverage. Fairview Home Care and Hospice is Medicare-certified. In addition, we accept all major insurance plans and private payment.
 
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