What can I do to help  prevent falls?

Staying Physically Active

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.

Adopting Healthy Habits

Interested in taking steps to help maintain your independence? Want to be more physically active and reduce your risk of falling? Click here to find out how!

General Physical Activity Programs

 

Want to be more physically active and reduce your risk of falling? Click here to find out how!

Exercise-based Fall Prevention Programs

Certain older adults at higher risk for falls may benefit from participating in a specific type of physical activity program which focuses on improving mobility, balance and coordination. For more information, consult our growing list of available programs in your community such as Grouille ou Rouille or Zoomers on the Go.

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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