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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Individualized Interventions

Falls prevention interventions should reflect best available evidence, address the risk profile of the individual or population and fit the setting (community, residential, or acute care). The most effective falls prevention interventions use a multifactorial approach. The Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum (CFPC©) presents a comprehensive falls prevention model using the acronym "BEEEACH Model" to address Behaviour change, Education, Equipment, Environment, Activity, Clothing and footwear and Health Management.

 

As not all falls can be prevented, strategies for injury reduction must be considered in some situations. These situations can include individuals with dementia and poor short term memory. Examples of injury reduction strategies include the use of protective equipment such as hip protectors and cushioned floor surfaces.  Low bed positions, decreasing clutter to ensure a clear pathway to the bathroom and motion/automatic sensitive lighting are other recommendations.

 

Falls prevention interventions can include:

Resources: