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What can I do to help prevent falls?

Speaking Up About Your Concerns

Fall risk screening identifies older adults at increased risk of falls who may need a more detailed multifactorial fall risk assessment and intervention, which can in turn prevent falls and fall-related injury.

 

Falls screening tools are sensitive, brief, and easy to complete assessments that attempt to identify individuals at a higher than average risk for falling who would likely benefit from a more  in-depth evaluation.

Consulting Your Primary Care Provider

Certain older adults at higher risk for falls may benefit from...

Getting Involved With Your Community

 

Just like with personal health concerns, you are also encouraged to speak up if you wish to address common fall risk factors that may be present in your community. The sense of connection and satisfaction that comes from giving back close to home, can be palpable. In addition, participating in community programs, local events, or neighborhood initiatives introduces you to like-minded, passionate individuals...

Resources

 

  • Check Your Medication

  • Healthy Aging – Medication Use

  • Am I Getting the Most from my Medication? ​

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 primary care provider or a qualified healthcare professional 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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