The Falls Risk for Older People in the Community (FROP-Com and FROP-Com Screen) are tools used in the community for assessment or screening of falls risk.

FROP-Com 

The FROP-Com is an assessment tool and involves rating 13 falls risk factors, usually on a scale of 0-3.

FROP-Com Screen 

FROP-Com Screen uses three items that best predict falls risk in a 12 month period. It has high retest and inter-rater reliability, and a moderate ability to predict falls in older people presenting to an emergency department after a fall.

Guidelines

Guidelines are available for each tool which consist of two sections.

  • Section 1 contains definitions and scoring options.
  • Section 2 lists suggested options for management to consider for identified risk factors.

Falls risk for older people in a community setting

Falls risk for older people in a community setting: Guidelines

FROP-Com Screen

FROP-Com Screen Guidelines

For more information on FROP-Com, please contact NARI.