Doctor Referral

Ensure your patient is eligible for an appointment. Appointment at the Falls Prevention Clinic will include a thorough falls risk assessment and a consultation with a geriatrician.


Eligibility criteria and referral process

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aged 70 and over
  • Has had at least 1 fall in the past 12 months
  • Has not had a hip fracture or hip replacement in the previous 2 years
  • Has not been diagnosed with a progressive neurological condition (E.g., Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.)
  • Has reasonable cognitive function, and has not been diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease (MMSE score of 24 or higher)
  • Is ambulatory (with or without assistive device)
  • Has a life expectancy of >1 year
  • Can verbally communicate in English or has an interpreter

 

Referral process:

  • Step 1: Determine if your patient is eligible for the clinic (link to eligibility criteria)
  • Step 2: Fill out our referral form. Make sure all sections are completed. Please attach all relevant test results and reports (e.g., DEXA, blood work, bone scan, CT scan, X-rays, etc.), consult reports, and hospital discharge summaries
  • Step 3: Fax referral to 604-875-5129