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OLDER ADULTS

Keeping Your Independence

Preventing falls isn't just about making efforts to avoid or reduce the impact of injury in older adults. It is about being able to enjoy life’s simple pleasures such as playing with grandchildren and keeping up with friends. Most of all, it's about keeping our independence.

To learn more about fall prevention, you are encouraged to take advantage of all the information and resources that are available on this site at your own pace. Remember, whether it’s for yourself, a loved one or your community, we all have a role to play in helping to prevent falls.  

Am I at risk for a fall?

Preventing falls is important to staying independent. However, the first step to avoiding falls is to understand what causes them.

 

For more information, click on the link below to learn more about the different resources and services that are currently available to help you identify your personal risk of falling.

What can I do to help prevent a fall?

 

Most falls can be avoided by taking a few simple steps to reduce the risks. These include staying physically active, watching your steps, checking your medications and speaking up about your concerns.

 

If you want to learn more, please click on the following link.

What should I do if I fall?

We all fall from time to time. However, as we age both the risk of falls and the likelihood of injury increase. This is one of the reasons why it's important to know what to do if you fall or if you see someone else fall.

For more information on how to react properly to a fall, please click on the following link.

What can I do to help other older adults?

 

Whether it’s by reaching out to a specific older adult at risk for falls or by encouraging the move towards safer age-friendly communities, every bit helps. 

For more information about some of the different ways you can help, please click on the following link.

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 Seniors Information Line 

 

The toll-free Seniors Information Line provides a traditional method of speaking with a bilingual, customer-service oriented telephone agent. For basic information about provincial programs and services for older adults, their family 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, call  911  immediately or visit your local emergency department.

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