Did you know? Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians with 20-30% seniors experiencing one or more falls each year.
Furthermore, fifty percent of all falls causing hospitalization happen at home.
It is important to take precautions to prevent falls. Here are a few tips:
- Keep stairs and walkways free of clutter, ice or snow
- Use hand rails and grab bars to keep you steady on your feet
- Know what you are taking: talk to your pharmacist or doctor as some medications may make you prone to dizziness and falling
For more information and statistics on seniors’ falls in Canada: