According to the CDC, more than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States and 20% to 30% of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries.
Leading cause of fatal injury, most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions.
Currently risk of falling assessment is cumbersome and not easy to access. It is measured by pen and paper clinical scales:
This assessment requires a trained clinician and a support team to manage the patient as the process places the participant at risk of falling.
BeCareLink has developed a data-driven, remote assessment of the Berg Balance Scale to help track patients at risk for falls and balance-related injury.
Does not add time to the clinical encounter if done in the clinic.
Does not place an individual at risk if done at home.
Presents patients with exercises and services that can improve balance.