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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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Screening

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.

 

Results can be numerical with a cut-off score or categorical where those tested are ranked as being at low, medium, and high risk. While screening tools have been used to predict a general level of risk for falling, they do not accurately predict which people will actually fall or give much information about what can be done to decrease the risk of falling.

Certain screening tools such as the Staying Independent Checklist provide the ability for seniors to self-assess their risk for falls. These validated tools can be used as a means to encourage a discussion around falls.

Screening protocols should include an assessment of: