These publications and research articles provide information about factors that increase falls risk and interventions to prevent falls in older adults.
While there are many publications and articles in this area, we have only included large scale studies and meta-analyses, which provide the most high quality information to date, and reports about Winnipeg, Manitoba and Canada falls statistics.
Gillespie LD, Robertson MC, Gillespie WJ, Lamb SE, Gates S, Cumming RG, et al. Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2012(9):CD007146.
Public Health Agency of Canada – Division of Aging and Seniors. Second report on seniors’ falls in Canada. Ottawa, ON: Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, 2014.
Scott V, Wagar L, Elliott S. Falls & Related Injuries among Older Canadians: Fall-related Hospitalizations & Intervention Initiatives. Prepared on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Division of Aging and Seniors. Victoria BC: Victoria Scott Consulting, 2010.
Sherrington C, Tiedemann A, Fairhall N, Close JC, Lord SR. Exercise to prevent falls in older adults: an updated meta-analysis and best practice recommendations. N S W Public Health Bull 2011;22(3-4):78-83.
Sherrington C, Whitney JC, Lord SR, Herbert RD, Cummings RG, Close JCT. Effective Exercise for the Prevention of Falls: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The American Geriatrics Society 2008;56(12):2234-2243.