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.

Victorian Falls and Balance Service Directory

The Victorian Falls and Balance Service Directory provides details of the clinics and programs operated by public hospitals and community health services in Victoria for older people who have had a fall or are at risk of falling.

Visit the Victorian Falls and Balance Service Directory