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It’s Fall Prevention Month – Take the 4 Steps to Fall Prevention!

 

Falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults. Every 10 minutes, a fall sends someone over age 65 to the emergency room. After a fall, it can be hard to do day-to-day activities like getting dressed, sweeping, and walking. But we have good news: falls are predictable and preventable!

 

November is Seniors’ Falls Prevention Month and Finding Balance is the place to get all the tips and tools you need to stay healthy, safe, and independent! Check back each Monday in November to learn about the 4 Steps to Falls Prevention. We’ll provide information for seniors, health care providers, and families and friends about how to prevent falls and links to our risk assessment tools.

 

Here’s what you have to look forward to:

 

  • Step 1: Check Your Medications and Assess Your Risk

  • Step 2: Keep Active and Eat Healthy

  • Step 3: Watch Your Step and Wear The Right Clothing

  • Step 4: Keep Your Home Safe and Speak Up About Dizziness

 

Don’t forget to tell your friends, family, coworkers, and health care providers about Finding Balance – we’ve got something for everyone!

Falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults. Every 10 minutes, a fall sends someone over age 65 to the emergency room. After a fall, it can be hard to do day-to-day activities like getting dressed, sweeping, and walking. But we have good news: falls are predictable and preventable!

November is Seniors’ Falls Prevention Month and Finding Balance is the place to get all the tips and tools you need to stay healthy, safe, and independent! Check back each Monday in November to learn about the 4 Steps to Falls Prevention. We’ll provide information for seniors, health care providers, and families and friends about how to prevent falls and links to our risk assessment tools.

Here’s what you have to look forward to:

  • Step 1: Check Your Medications and Assess Your Risk

  • Step 2: Keep Active and Eat Healthy

  • Step 3: Watch Your Step and Wear The Right Clothing

  • Step 4: Keep Your Home Safe and Speak Up About Dizziness

Don’t forget to tell your friends, family, coworkers, and health care providers about Finding Balance – we’ve got something for everyone!

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CONTACTS

For more information about how to prevent falls please contact:

Community Care Access Centre

310-CCAC (2222)

www.healthcareathome.ca

 

To learn about falls prevention programs in your community please contact:

The Healthline

www.thehealthline.ca

211 Ontario

Dial 2-1-1

www.211ontario.ca

 

Telehealth: 1-866-797-0000

For emergencies always dial 9-1-1

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