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Elderly Falls Prevention - A Guide and Informative Links

According to Health Canada:

Anyone can fall, but the risk of falling becomes greater with age. There are a number of simple steps you can take in and around your home to help prevent falls and the injuries caused by falling.

Factors that can increase your risk of falling include the following:

  • poor balance
  • decreased muscle and bone strength
  • reduced vision or hearing
  • unsafe conditions in and around your home

Here are several Canadian websites dealing with Falls Prevention, Patient Safety, and how to avoid a fall and how you can deal with the concequences of a fall by you or a loved one. And while nothing can prevent a serious concussion due to a serious head injury - wearing head protection, rated properly for falling, can lessen the damage of a fall.

Number of Falls in Canada:

Ontario Falls Prevention Collaborative:

STEADI—Older Adult Fall Prevention – Canadian equivalent:

Helpful Canadian Resources for Falls Prevention:

Canadian Patient Safety Institute:

Gov. of Canada – Seniors & Aging – Preventing Falls in and around your Home

And while we are in no way affiliated with the lawfirm of Brown and Crouppen, they were very helpful in providing information for Seniors in America. You can find their Falls Prevention Guide here:

Ice Halo is currently working with the University of Ottawa to create a standard for head protection for the elderly. Life is precious at any age, it just gets a little more dangerous every year we get older.

If you have any information, links or advice on Services anywhere in the world, please do not hesitate to contact us to see if we can provide a link on our site.

Stay Safe!



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