Fall Prevention Programs

Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the risk factors associated with trips, slips and falls by older adults and others in and around their homes and the measures that can be taken prevent their occurrence. Delivery formats may include fact sheets, safety check lists or other informational materials; individual or group educational sessions which may include strength and balance exercises; and general media campaigns. The programs may address illnesses and other physical conditions that affect mobility and balance; "high-risk" medications or medication combinations that may cause drowsiness; lack or improper use of needed mobility aids; proper versus improper footwear; environmental safety hazards such as unsafe or unlighted stairways, uneven or slippery walking surfaces, obstacles such as throw rugs and exposed cords or wires, unsteady furniture or lack of grab bars and handrails; and other similar factors.

 

Services

The exercise and falls prevention initiative supports Ontario's Action Plan for Health Care, specifically the focus on supporting seniors to stay healthy and stay at home longer, reducing the strain on hospitals and long-term care homes.

Provides home assessments and recommendations at no cost to help seniors remain safe and independent in their homes, and falls prevention education program to both seniors and caregivers.

Safety at Home (SAH) services include:

A series of free 12-week exercise programs designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe and strong and promote improved balance, improved strength with prevention of muscle loss, maintenance of strong bones and increased overall independence. 

Program levels include:

A free exercise program designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe and strong and promote improved balance, improved strength with prevention of muscle loss, maintenance of strong bones and increased overall independence.

A 12-week, group-based program to reduce the incidence of falls and falls related injuries. This program includes two sessions per week, running 45 min each.

Free exercise program designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe and strong.  Includes exercises that promote improved balance, improved strength with prevention of muscle loss, maintenance of strong bones and increased overall independence.

A free exercise program designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe and strong and promote improved balance, improved strength with prevention of muscle loss, maintenance of strong bones and increased overall independence.

A free exercise program designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe and strong and promote improved balance, improved strength with prevention of muscle loss, maintenance of strong bones and increased overall independence.

LHIN funded, year round exercise program and fall prevention education to improve general health and to help seniors remain safe and independent. Classes are available to the public and offered on a weekly basis.

Three levels of classes are offered to meet a range of activity needs.

A free exercise program designed to help seniors stay healthy, safe and strong and promote improved balance, improved strength with prevention of muscle loss, maintenance of strong bones and increased overall independence.

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