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Falls Across the Lifespan - Older Adults

Older Adults & Falls

Falls are an issue for people of all ages. For older adults, falls have an even greater impact. Older adults fall more often than other adults. In fact, 1 in 3 older adults will fall every year in Canada. Older adults are also more likely to be injured and hospitalized than other adults.

older woman gardening

What is the impact of a fall?

  • Pain and suffering from physical injury
  • Increased dependence on others
  • Loss of mobility and independence
  • Socially isolated
  • Change in living arrangements
  • Decreased ability to be active