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.
Currently, gaps exist in the continuum of care for patients requiring rehabilitation services in the community. Home-based physiotherapy services address this need by providing evaluations and treatments to people within their homes and communities to help support independent living and enhance quality of life.