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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Fear of Falling

Programs targeted at improving physical skills through physical activity/exercise and confidence may decrease a person's fear of falling. It can also be helpful to determine if there are certain locations where the person is afraid of falling (e.g., outdoors, on stairs etc.)

Fear of falling can adversely affect physical, mental and social functioning of older adults. Counselling from a trained counsellor has shown to be effective in treating fear of falling.

Fear of falling can be associated with depression. Older adults with marked fear of falling should be screened for depression.

 

Some Falls Prevention Clinics or Programs may make a referral to Social Work if, on assessment, fear of falling:

  • Interferes with Basic ADLs and/or Instrumental ADLs,

  • Compromises quality of life (severely limits ability to participate in previously enjoyed activities, or limits social contact)

  • Interferes with good judgment or preoccupies the person's thoughts.