Fall Prevention for Seniors

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in Health Emergencies | 0 comments

During the winter “slippery season”, it’s good to be aware of the leading cause of fatal injury among Canadian seniors – falls.

Nearly two-thirds of injuries for which those over age 65 are hospitalized, and 40 percent of admissions to nursing homes originate with falls.

While slippery conditions outside do pose risks, most falls occur in the home – particularly on stairways and in bathrooms. Fall prevention tips are available from your local health authority. Many communities also offer fall prevention education as part of their seniors’ programs.

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