About falls

Senior fall

Facts of Falling

Falls remain the leading cause of injury related hospitalizations among Canadian seniors, and between 20% and 30% of seniors fall each year.

Falls can lead to negative mental health outcomes such as fear of falling, loss of autonomy and greater isolation, confusion, immobilization and depression.

Every single year, almost half of the population 65 and over have experienced falls.

Half of the elderly who fall, do so on a consistent basis.

5% of falls lead to a serious fracture.

 

Loss of balance does not have to be a “fact of life” as we age!

 

Recent studies indicate that those most at risk of falling can be identified and helped.

Balance and mobility retraining, with a program such as this, can be monumental in maintaining or improving stability.

Just remember that most falls can be prevented.