FINDING BALANCE ALGORITHM

Acknowledgement

Finding Balance New Brunswick recognize the work that Dr. Dave Hogan, the Alberta Injury Prevention Centre, and Finding Balance Alberta have done to provide this Algorithm and the many other resources that were kindly made available.

The development of this algorithm required a true collaboration of passionate, dedicated individuals working in the area of seniors’ falls prevention. This algorithm is meant to be dynamic in that it will continually be updated as new research, best practice and new resources are available.

We would like to acknowledge the work of Dr. David B. Hogan, MD, FRCPC, Professor and the Brenda Strafford Foundation Chair in Geriatric Medicine, University of Calgary on which this algorithm is based as well as the following individuals who have been instrumental in the ongoing revisions/updates:

  • Carrie Erickson, Recreation Coordinator Whitehorn Village Retirement Community, Calgary

  • Jennifer Fernandes, Education Coordinator Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research, School of Public Health, University of Alberta

  • Rosalie Freund-Heritage Falls Prevention Consultant, Steady As You Go Clinic Coordinator Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton

  • Dr. David B. Hogan, MD, FRCPC, Professor and the Brenda Strafford Foundation Chair in Geriatric Medicine, University of Calgary

  • Cathy Harbridge Fall Prevention Coordinator, Calgary Fall Prevention Clinic, Bridgeland Site

  • Kathleen Hunter, Assistant Professor Nursing Faculty, University of Alberta

  • Mary Huskins, Dietitian Alberta Health Services, Northeast Community Health Center

  • Marg Low Clinical Coordinator AHS- Calgary Zone Fall Risk Management Program Team, Seniors Health

  • Lesley McEwen, Executive Director Physical Culture Association of Alberta

  • Lynda McPhee, Education Coordinator Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research, School of Public Health, University of Alberta

  • Cheryl Sadowski, Associate Professor Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

The information contained on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition, or before beginning any exercise program

Toll Free Senior Line 

 

The toll-free Seniors Information Line provides  a traditional method of speaking with a bilingual, customer-service oriented telephone agent. For basic information on government programs and services for seniors, their families and caregivers please contact:

1-855-550-0552

Tele-Care 

 

If you or someone you know requires non-urgent health advice or information, call Tele-Care. A registered nurse will assess your needs and provide information, education and/or advice as required. For access to this confidential and bilingual toll-free telephone service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week please dial:

8-1-1

For medical emergencies, immediately call  911  or visit your local emergency department.

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