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The Art of Aging

 

Senior-friendly care & wellness advice

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How to

REDUCE

your risk of

FALLING

The Public Health Agency of Canada reports that as much as 30% of Canadians over the age of 65 fall each year. Falls can cause serious injury, including hip fractures. At Revera, we take falls very seriously and it’s our corporate aim to reduce the number of falls with injury by 50% by 2020.

What can you do to reduce your risk of falling?

 
BALANCE IS KEY
Using hand rails and grab bars can help to keep you steady.
SEEING IS BELIEVING
Our eyes change as we age. Regular vision checks are important for recognizing changes that might interfere with your sight.
SLOW & STEADY
Remember the tortoise and the hare? Slow and steady wins the race. Sit on the edge of the bed or chair for a couple of minutes before rising. This helps to prevent sudden changes in blood pressure. When you do start moving, take your time.
DECLUTTER & REPAIR
Tripping hazards include cracks in sidewalks and driveways, snow and ice, poor lighting, clutter, throw rugs and electrical cords. Removing or fixing these things and adding nightlights in every room can help to prevent trips and falls.