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Fall Prevention Resources

Falls can happen anytime, to anyone, but as we age the risk increases. For many older adults a fall will lead to chronic pain and reduced mobility, possibly resulting in a loss of independence. The good news is that falls can be prevented!This site will lead you to services in your community and resources that can help prevent falls. Explore the links below to see what services are available in your area.

  
Fall Prevention and Group Exercise

Group exercise and fall prevention classes help seniors and people with disabilities living in the community stay healthy and active. Remaining socially connected and engaged in life is linked to better physical and mental health. Classes are publicly funded and held at various community locations.
  
Fall Assessment, Management and Treatment

A sudden loss of balance can lead to uncontrolled falls with serious consequences. Proper assessment by a health care professional can decrease the risk of falls, help identify contributing factors to falls, and encourage the safe use of footwear, walking aids and other safety equipment.
 
Information, Education and Resources

There are a variety of resources available online. Explore this section to find great information to learn about various types of programs, equipment and strategies to help prevent falls from occurring.


Topics to support fall prevention

Most falls can be avoided by addressing home hazards, preventing misuse of medication, managing blood pressure problems, nutrition and improving movement through rehabilitation and using walking aids. Select the links below to explore services in these other areas.









This resource was created in partnership with The Fall Prevention Strategy Committee and the Central Local Health Integration Network.

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