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Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada:

  • Each year, one third of all seniors experience at least one fall
  • Almost 62 per cent of injury-related hospitalizations for seniors are the result of falls
  • The fall-related injury rate is nine times greater among seniors than among those less than 65 years of age
  • Falls cause more than 90 per cent of all hip fractures in seniors and 20 per cent die within a year of the injury
  • Forty per cent of all nursing home admissions occur as a result of a fall

In 2009, there were an estimated 147, 875 seniors aged 65 years and older living in the region of Peel. This number is projected to increase to 404, 048 by the year 2036.

Falls are Predictable and Preventable

Watch a short video about safety tips to prevent falls.

Posted with permission by the Adult Injury Prevention Network.

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