Preventing Falls

in Older Adults

Falls are a major health care problem for older adults. They account for 50 per cent of injury-related hospital admissions, 40 per cent of nursing home admissions, and a 10 per cent increase in home care services.

Many adults over age 65 with arthritis are also physically frail, which increases their risk of falling.

More than 6 million people in Canada have arthritis and the number of older adults in the country is expected to grow to 10.4 million by 2037.

We are working to find ways to prevent serious falls in this vulnerable, growing population.

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1 in 5 older adults in the community fall every year. Find out how we're working to change that.

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Falls Prevention Study

We're developing and testing a strategy to help people stick with the Otago Exercise Program, which is proven to prevent falls.

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