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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FINDING BALANCE ALGORITHM

Summary

Falls is usually the result of a complex interaction of risk factors. The greater the number of risk factors present, the greater the likelihood that a fall and/or a fall-related injury will occur. 

The most effective practices to prevent falls and fall-related injuries involve multiple intervention strategies and target a range of risk factors. This demands a multidisciplinary and intersectoral approach. 

 

Since the Finding Balance Algorithm will be updated on an ongoing basis as new research, best practice and resources are available, we encourage you to continue to consult this tool for more information about ways to improve on care and safety which are based on the best evidence-based information on fall prevention.