Fall Prevention for Seniors

julie entwistle, brenda power ahmad, entwistle power occupational therapy, ancaster, occupational therapist, ot's, seniors health care, wellness for seniors, seniors health & safety, health care for the elderly, older adults, seniors, senior citizens, mature adults, occupational therapist, fall prevention, fall prevention for seniors, This video from the team at Entwistle Power Occupational Therapy discusses the importance of preventing falls. Did you know that in Canada falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians?  And that 20-30% of seniors experience one or more falls each year?  Falls are also the number one cause of both brain and spinal cord injury in seniors.

The following episode of their OT-V video series discusses ways to reduce the risk of falls and help keep you and your loved ones safe.

Some tips include:

julie entwistle, brenda power ahmad, entwistle power occupational therapy, ancaster, occupational therapist, ot's, seniors health care, wellness for seniors, seniors health & safety, health care for the elderly, older adults, seniors, senior citizens, mature adults, occupational therapist, fall prevention, fall prevention for seniors,-Avoid rugs that do not have a rubber backing, and be mindful of flooring transitions

-Keep walkways clear of clutter and consider running wires under the flooring or over the door.

-Wear proper supportive shoes with a rubber tread or have indoor shoes. 

-Consider safety buttons that alert others for help if you live alone. 

 

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Julie can be reached at Entwistle Power Occupational Therapy, 1425 Cormorant Road, Suite 301, Ancaster ON L9G 4V5  

T: 866-683-0345 

E: office@entwistlepower.com       W: entwistlepower.com

Disclaimer: The opinions presented in this post are generalized and do not negate the need for an occupational therapy assessment to outline specific functional impairments and solutions for any one client

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