Screening Tools

The Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging (DCHA) is now offering a free, 3 hour balance screening training for those interested in learning about our “Balance Day” model. This model incorporates the CDC’s STEADI algorithm and fall risk screening tools with motivational interviewing skills to help participants interpret results and learn how to prevent future falls. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a train the trainer model.

Below are the tools for conducting a Balance Day for those trained in conducting this model.

Balance Screen Participant Form

STEADI Algorithm (modified by DCHA team)

STEADI Stay Independent Brochure

Timed Up and Go Instruction Sheet

30 Second Sit to Stand Instruction Sheet

Four Stage Balance Instruction Sheet

Low and Moderate Risk Score Sheet

High Risk Score Sheet

Tips to Reduce Falls Handout

Home Safety Checklist Handout

For those interested in learning more about the DCHA Balance Day model, or signing up for an upcoming Balance Day training, please reach out to Tim Hesselton at