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Falls Risk Assessment Algorithm

An Approach to the Prevention of Falls in Older Adults - For Primary Care Physicians

A Multifactorial Approach to Fall Prevention

The development of this algorithm has been a true collaboration of passionate, dedicated individuals working in the area of seniors’ falls prevention. We would like to especially acknowledge the work of Dr. David Hogan on which this algorithm is based.

This algorithm is a living guide that will continue to evolve as new research, best practices and resources are available. There are links to practitioner tools and resources for clients throughout the document. We hope it will be useful in your assessment and management of seniors’ falls. If you are aware of other resources or information that should be included, please contact us  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Medical Disclaimer

The information contained on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition, or before beginning any exercise program.


For more information about how to prevent falls please contact:

Community Care Access Centre

310-CCAC (2222)



To learn about falls prevention programs in your community please contact:

The Healthline


211 Ontario

Dial 2-1-1



Telehealth: 1-866-797-0000

For emergencies always dial 9-1-1