Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians?
Slip and fall accidents can lead to a myriad of injuries, ranging from mild to severe, or even life threatening. To reduce the risk of slip and fall injuries for seniors, identifying the risk factors with help from a physician and find the most appropriate interventions, lifestyle changes or solutions is recommended.
This may include:
• Modifications to the home or surrounding environment
• Exercises or exercise programs that target balance, gait and strength training
• Good nutrition and supplements if necessary
• Vision referral and correction
For more information about fall prevention for seniors or help finding support, speak with your doctor or pharmacy team at Palermo Pharmacy.