Always Best Care’s Balance Tracking System

Receive an Accurate and Reliable Fall Risk Analysis

Get a full analysis of your loved one’s fall risk and guidance on how to keep them safe.

Benefits of a Fall Risk Analysis

Benefits of
a Fall Risk Analysis

A fall risk analysis helps determine the proactive and personalized strategies your loved one needs to keep them steady and confident on their feet.


Understand Fall Risk

A fall risk analysis offers you a picture of potential hazards in your loved one’s living space that may lead to a fall, along with solutions to reduce the risk.

Create a Tailored Care Plan

A fall risk test allows us to create a tailored care plan for your loved one’s unique situation, based on factors like their living situation and the medication they are taking.

Implement Proactive Care

A comprehensive analysis enables us to create preventative measures for your loved one by identifying factors that could increase their risk of falling and implementing preventative measures, such as handrail installation or new lighting.

Make Fall Prevention A Priority

The Balance Tracking System — A Fall Risk Analysis Tool for the Elderly

The Balance Tracking System is an advanced fall risk analysis tool. It is designed to evaluate your loved one’s balance by measuring their postural sway, or horizontal balance-seeking movements, wherein their muscles and sensory system work together to help keep their body upright.

Our Balance Tracking System provides objective, accurate, and reliable measurements to evaluate your loved one’s fall risk. After evaluation, our program offers five comprehensive results for interpretation, including:

  • Baseline: The baseline is the reference point which subsequent measurements or evaluations are compared against.
  • Post-Baseline: Post-baseline refers to the analysis conducted after the baseline has been established. It encompasses the evaluations, measurements, and observations made after the initial baseline analysis.
  • Percentile Ranking: Percentile ranking is a statistical measure used to compare your loved one’s performance or risk level in a specific reference group. For example, if your loved one has a fall risk percentile ranking of 75%, they have a lower fall risk than 75% of the individuals in the reference group.
  • Fall Risk Analysis: Fall risk analysis is the evaluation of your loved one’s likelihood to experience a fall. It includes the examination and identification of different factors that contribute to an increased risk of falling.
  • Advanced Metrics: Advanced metrics are sophisticated measurements or parameters that go beyond traditional or basic analysis that measure step length, stride time, sway velocity, and center of pressure excursion.

After an initial analysis, additional fall risk tests on occasion can help determine whether your loved one is improving their postural sway.

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Fall Risk Test & Analysis FAQs

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A fall risk analysis is used to evaluate if an individual has a low, moderate, or high risk of falling.

If the fall assessment finds a high risk, your caregiver will take immediate steps to create a prevention plan. This plan includes strategies to improve their physical strength and balance, alterations to their living environment to minimize hazards, and a review of their medications with a healthcare professional.

Fall risk tests are conducted to help you keep your loved one safe and make sure that prevention methods are put into place as needed.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of injury among the elderly in the United States.

As your loved one ages, their risk of falling increases due to a wide range of factors, including reduced muscle strength, balance issues, vision changes, and side effects from fall risk medications.

Falls in the elderly can result in serious injuries, such as fractures or head trauma, and can also lead to a fear of falling, which in turn may limit their hobbies and reduce their quality of life.

Yes. The Balance Tracking System utilizes sophisticated technology, such as sensors, accelerometer-based algorithms, and machine learning to gather and analyze data about your loved one’s balance and provide accurate, reliable insights.

At Always Best Care, we use the Balance Tracking System in tandem with additional approaches to determine your loved one’s fall risk.

Our healthcare professionals will consider different factors that can contribute to the risk of falling, including your loved one’s physical health, muscle strength, vision, medication use, environmental factors, and history of falls (if any).

Our aim is to create a detailed picture of your loved one’s overall health and potential fall risk. This allows us to develop a personalized fall prevention strategy for your loved one that focuses on enhancing their safety, preserving their independence, and improving their quality of life.

Here are some simple yet effective strategies to help reduce your loved one’s fall risk and enhance their overall safety:

  • Encourage your loved one to exercise regularly to improve their strength, balance, and flexibility.
  • Make sure your loved one wears proper footwear with good traction and support.
  • Regularly check your loved one’s vision and hearing.
  • Ensure your loved one lives in a safe and secure environment by removing tripping hazards, improving lighting, and installing grab bars or handrails.
  • Encourage your loved one to use assistive devices if needed, such as canes and walkers.
  • Educate your loved one about the risk of falls and remind them to be cautious when moving or changing positions — especially when getting up from a seated or lying position.
  • Review your loved one’s medications with their physician to identify potential side effects of fall risk medications and determine if safer alternatives can be prescribed instead.
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