How to Lower Your Fall Risk?

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 tips:
http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/publications/healthy-living-vie-saine/lower-your-fall-risk-2016-comment-reduire-risque-chute/index-eng.php

For more information and statistics on seniors’ falls in Canada:
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/seniors-aines/publications/public/injury-blessure/seniors_falls-chutes_aines/infographic-infographie_2015-eng.php

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