OLDER CANADIANS are more likely to suffer an injury from falling than the rest of the population.
1 IN 3
seniors fall each year.
falls are the major cause of fatal injuries.
of broken hips in seniors are a result of falls.
of nursing home admissions are related to falls.
Hi, my name is Jessie, and I am a Toronto paramedic.Poor balance, decreased muscle and bone strength can increase your chance of falling. Keep moving! Staying fit will increase your balance and strength, decreasing your risk of falls.
PREVENT A FALL—AVOID THE 911 CALL!