Dealing with a fear of falling

Dealing with a fear of falling

Falls are the most common cause of injury in older adults and The Public Health Agency of Canada estimates between 20-30% of adults over 65 fall each year. There are numerous consequences associated with falls including decreased independence, hospitalization, and injury. The physical effects of falls are nearly always treated, but the psychological effects are often overlooked. 

Fall Prevention: 5 ways to prevent falls during bad weather

Fall Prevention: 5 ways to prevent falls during bad weather

About 1/3 of people over 65 and 1/2 of people over 80 fall each year. this can have very serious consequences to your health and independence therefore prevention is key.

Fall Prevention: 5 simple steps to reduce fall risk

Fall Prevention: 5 simple steps to reduce fall risk

The Public Health Agency of Canada estimates that between 20-30% of people over the age of 65 fall every year. Fifty percent of falls happen within home environments and 17% at residential institutions. Here are a few tips to reduce your risk for falls: