Preventing Falls: How to Keep Your Balance and Stay Safe

Published on November 1, 2022

Did you know that November is Fall Prevention Month? Falls cause 85% of seniors' injury-related hospitalizations, 95% of all hip fractures, and rack up $2 billion a year in direct healthcare costs. The numbers look shocking, but the good news is that falls can be prevented when the right action is taken. Arming yourself and your family with the correct knowledge now will help you minimize your risk of falling in the future.

We have put together some useful advice to help you keep your balance and prevent falls:

Protect your eyesight and inner ear

 Avoid becoming dizzy

 Wear proper footwear

 Use recommended assistive devices

 Stay active!

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among older adults in Canada. Approximately 20-30% of older adults fall each year. Knowing how to lower your risk of falling and what to do in the case of a fall are hugely important. Please bear these tips in mind to keep your balance and prevent yourself from falling to avoid injury.

Carefor provides a range of in-home care services for people who have limited mobility and have fallen, or are at an increased risk of falling. Our rehabilitation services include physiotherapy and occupational therapy to assess, evaluate, and treat any issues you may be having that are affecting your balance and strength. Learn more here: 



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