Organizations across the US are leveraging OneStep's innovative, smartphone-only motion analysis technology and fall risk assessment capabilities to deliver proactive care that's improving patient mobility, safety, and outcomes. OneStep's fall risk assessment can be done from anywhere, at home or in-person across a variety of settings — including, but not limited to, skilled nursing, assisted living, home-based outpatient therapy, and outpatient care. OneStep's comprehensive evaluation of fall risk uses a proprietary calculation that incorporates the following components:
- Functional mobility tests: the 30 Second Sit to Stand (STS) and the Timed Up and Go (TUG)
- Questionnaires: a simplified 2 question Fall Confidence Questionnaire or the Falls Efficacy Scale (FES)
- Each patient's fall history
- OneStep's gait analysis data
Easily identify and address falls within the OneStep clinical portal
All patient mobility and fall risk data is automatically transmitted to the OneStep clinical portal, enabling clinicians to easily access and interpret data. OneStep delivers actionable insights that fit into existing workflows for seamless implementation of robust fall risk assessment and prevention protocols, designed with real-world clinical settings in mind. Clinicians can use OneStep's fall risk insights to better triage care based on risk status and assist in regular fall risk screening.
Fall Risk Widget
This holistic look at falls is displayed on a new widget, designed to help clinicians quickly identify fall risk status and take action. Referencing the widget clinicians can find:
- Current fall risk level (Low, Medium, High, Very High)
- Change in the fall risk level
- Date of calculation
- Breakdown of each component and its contribution to the overall fall risk level (and those that are due for update)
At the bottom of the widget, there is also the option to report a new fall or document fall prevention actions.
Highlighted in orange, the home screen presents aggregated patient fall risk data, enabling clinicians to quickly identify which patients on their case load are at risk for falls. From this view, clinicians are presented with not only which patients are at risk, but how many patients are at each specific fall risk level: very high, high, medium, and low. Clinicians can also see which patients have demonstrated a decline or improvement and report a new fall from one easy location.
Fall risk assessment in action
A patient of a OneStep partner, a large organization of Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities, recently demonstrated significant improvement in his mobility and decreased his risk for falls!
A 71 y.o. male patient with neurological deficits and knee complications affecting his gait and mobility was identified by OneStep as a high fall risk. After only one month of working with his therapy team and using OneStep, the patient had made significant improvement across several important gait parameters! Not only did he improve, but his values for gait speed, stance asymmetry, step length, and stride length all shifted from outside to within the normal ranges.
Using OneStep's data, the therapist was able to clearly document objective improvements such as:
- Remarkable improvement in right step length — increasing it from 41 cm to 77 cm.
- Decrease in step length asymmetry from 12% to 9% — indicating a more symmetrical and efficient gait pattern.
- Increase in gait speed from 0.5 m/s to 0.9 m/s — illustrating a decrease in fall risk based on current literature
- Decrease in stance asymmetry from 10% to 0.6%
- Decrease in fall risk status
Looking at another measurement unique to OneStep, the patient’s overall Walk Score increased by a total of 29 points in the short time-frame. An improvement in the Walk Score indicates improvements in gait and lower extremity functional mobility. This patient is an excellent example of how empowering clinicians with mobility insight not only improves outcomes and the delivery of proactive care, but captures objectively how their interventions are keeping patients safe and helping them reach their mobility goals.
Our customers are thrilled to use OneStep to implement superior fall prevention measures, deliver incredible patient outcomes, and capture data that strengthens their documentation. Ready to learn how you can achieve the same at your facility?