While anyone can fall at any time, children under 5 years of age and older adults are more likely to be seriously injured.
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The Staying on Your Feet: Taking Steps to Prevent Falls community presentation was recently translated in French and is now available for use in the community setting. CLICK HERE: Community Presentation PPT in PDF format To request French translated speaker’s notes contact IMPACT: IMPACT, Injury Prevention Program Winnipeg Regional Health Authority 2nd – 490. . .
UPDATED (March 22, 2016). Staying on Your Feet-Taking Steps to Prevent Falls is a public presentation that aims to promote healthy and active aging for older adults living in the community in order to reduce falls and fall-related injuries. Staying on Your Feet Community Presentation -a public presentation that aims to promote healthy, active aging. . .
The Community and Ambulatory Care Fall Prevention work group have developed two environmental checklists for fall prevention: Community and Ambulatory Care Environmental Checklist for Fall Prevention Community and Ambulatory Care Environmental Checklist for Fall Prevention: Planning for Construction or Renovation The “Community and Ambulatory Care Environmental Checklist for Fall Prevention”. . .
WRHA-IMPACT recently developed an interactive online home safety checklist. The checklist is located on this website and can be found here: www.homesafetycheck.ca The checklist will help you inspect your home for hazards that could lead to a fall. As you go through the checklist you will receive tips on making your. . .
Resources for Older Adults IMPACT, the Injury Prevention Program of the WRHA, have recently completed a review of the falls prevention literature. The updated list of Staying On Your Feet resources include: A Checklist to Help You Prevent Falls ( 2015) helps you identify what is putting you at risk of falling Take Action To Prevent Falls Booklet (2015) contains the above checklist to. . .
When it comes to keeping your feet safely on the ground – metaphorically and literally – it’s all about balance. But like many other things we take for granted when we’re young (strength, endurance, bone density, a full head of hair…) our sense of balance declines as we age. That’s. . .