Taking at least one next step is the key
Many of the steps below can be taken
Easy Steps to Take Right Now
You may also want to take this simple questionnaire.
NOTE: this link will take you to a non-Saving Claire Project website--the National Council on Aging.
Your PERSONAL Fall Risk Assessment
This can be done by a Physical Therapist and is typically based on a referral from your Primary Care Provider (your “PCP”).
FIRST: Ask your doctor…
"How do I get a fall risk assessment covered by Medicare?"
It is important to let your doctor know if you are concerned:
Remove your shoes when you go into the examining room--to remind you—and your doctor--to talk about foot health & footwear!
About Insurance Coverage:
Read this (or show this) to your doctor so they can help you take the next step.
A fall risk assessment by a physical therapist will require either:
NOTE: you may need to find an “in-network” provider with your insurance company.
In Florida you can also contact a licensed physical therapist directly; you must then notify your PCP--within 30 days!—for a review the results.
Consult with your PCP and/or your insurance provider.
Primary Care Provider (PCP) Resources (Jacksonville Area)
Physical Therapy Resources (Jacksonville Area)
Home Fall Risk Assessment (Jacksonville Area)
For comprehensive home/living space assessment and advice.
Prism Health Services — Prachi Rathi, OTR/L, LMT, MHA, CAPS
O: 904-880-9900 x112; E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aging True Senior Services — Nicole Egan
If you want to start the process on your own, use this checklist:
Movement and Exercise (Jacksonville Area)
Walking, swimming, yoga, tai chi, dancing, bowling, tennis, golf…
Whatever you do, keep moving!
O: 877-784-8486; D: 904-482-0189 x 111
A Matter of Balance Tai Chi
SAIL—Staying Active & Independent for Life
Moving For Better Balance AND Silver Sneakers
O: 904-209-3661; E: email@example.com
Social Connection & Activities (Jacksonville Area)
The City of Jacksonville has numerous community centers, each of which offers activities of many kinds, often including virtual.
Insurance Coverage for Fall Prevention Actions & Resources