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Preventing Falls - Public Health Agency of Canada


November 10th, 2017

Anyone can fall. But as we age, our risk of falling becomes greater. That’s the bad news. The good news is that falls can be prevented. The first step to avoiding falls is to understand what causes them.  Learn more at:

https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/phac-aspc/migration/phac-aspc/seniors-aines/alt-formats/pdf/publications/public/injury-blessure/prevent-eviter/prevent-eviter-e.pdf




The facts:

  • Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians. 
  • 20-30% of seniors experience one or more falls each year. 
  • Falls are the cause of 85% of seniors’ injury-related hospitalizations. 
  • Falls are the cause of 95% of all hip-fractures. 
  • 50% of all falls causing hospitalization happen at home.

Posted on November 10th, 2017