Did you know? … November is Fall Prevention Month!
A fall is defined as “An unexpected event where the person comes to rest on the ground, floor or lower level with or without an injury”. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian older adults. 20-30% of older adults fall each year. Fall prevention month is geared towards raising awareness about why falls occur and how to prevent fall related injuries in older adults.
Saskatchewan Health Authority is working with older adults living in the community, long term care or in acute care settings to build the necessary skills and improve knowledge that leads to a safer and healthier lifestyle.
So what are you doing to “Step Up” your fall prevention? Here are a few short tips:
- Work to improve balance and posture
- Be Active. Check out a Forever…in motion site near you! Call 306-844-4080 for more information.
- Check your Medication
- Eat a Healthy and Balanced Diet
- Use Mobility Aids if needed
- Have a Falls Action Plan
Visit our website at https://www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/locations_services/Services/Falls-Prevention for more information.