Preventing Falls at home - Falls Prevention for Older Adults

Did you know?

  • 1/3 to 3/4 of older adult falls occur at home (Hill et al.,1999; Tinetti et al., 1988).
  • Approx. 93% of Canadians 65 years and over still live in private homes (Turcotte & Schellenberg, 2006).
     

To lower your risk of falling in and around your home, plan ahead. Your risk of falling increases with age and from unsafe conditions in and around the home.

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