Grey Bruce Fall Prevention and Intervention Program

 

Falls Prevention and Intervention Logo

 

The Grey Bruce Fall Prevention and Intervention Program is designed to address the needs of the community and older adults at various risk levels of falling. The Grey Bruce Fall Prevention and Intervention program committee includes partners from across the continuum of care.

To reduce the incidence and severity of falls and fall-related injuries among older adults in Grey Bruce through an integrated system of evidence-based fall prevention, intervention and management initiatives.

 

Resources and Links

 

Grey Bruce Walking Groups Resource

 

Winter Walking

During the winter months, many factors can cause a slip, fall or injury. This brochure and poster provide information on the benefits of keeping active all year long and tips to keep you safe. For copies of this resource, contact the health unit at 1-800-263-3456.

Winter Walking Poster

Winter Walking Brochure

 

 

Staying on Your Feet: A Guide to Help Older Adults Prevent Falls

The Staying on Your Feet guide can be used by healthcare providers and older adults to identify what puts you at risk for falls, learn how to prevent falls and find resources.

 Staying on Your Feet Link

 

Links to More Resources for Older Adults

 

Healthy Aging

Public Health Agency of Canada – Aging and Seniors

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

Blog Posts form the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal.

The Canadian 24 Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults 65+

Age-friendly Communities

Public Health Agency of Canada – Age-Friendly Rural and Remote Communities: A Guide 

Age Friendly Communities Canada

Creating a more inclusive Ontario: age-friendly community planning guide for municipalities and community organizations

Preventing Falls

You Can Prevent Falls – Public Health Agency of Canada

Falls in seniors – Parachute

Fall Prevention Month: Information for Older Adults and Caregivers

Safe for Elders, Safe for All: Prevent Falls

Home Safety

Home Safety Self Assessment Tool (HSSAT)

The Safe Living Guide – Public Health Agency of Canada

Keeping Active

Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults aged 65 years and older

Visit www.southwesthealthline.ca to find information about local exercise and fitness programs.

Medication

Meds Check Program in Ontario

 

For more information about preventing falls and getting the care you need in your home and in the community:

Home and Community Care Support Services South West  

Home and Community Care South West LHIN (healthcareathome.ca)

1-800-811-5146 or TTY Toll Free: 1-800-811-5147

 

To learn more about fall prevention programs in your community:

The Healthline – Health Services for Grey and Bruce - southwesthealthline.ca

211 Ontario – www.211ontario.ca – Dial 2-1-1

 

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