This report, developed by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, and the accompanying data tables demonstrate a decrease in admissions for accidental falls to both the ED and hospital, between March 1 and September 30, 2020. The report is available in English and French.
Potential lost, potential for change: The Cost of Injury in Canada 2021
The Cost of Injury in Canada 2021 was created by Parachute in collaboration with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, and quantifies the cost of different types of injuries – including seniors falls – from a societal perspective, including costs related to deaths, hospitalization, ER visits as well as disability. The report is available […]
Research: Home exercise program reduces rate of falls
A UBC study found that a home exercise program can reduce the rate of falls in at-risk seniors.
The Future of Falls and Injury Prevention: New and Emerging Technologies
Join Dr. Fabio Feldman on November 24, 2016 for a webinar on new and emerging technologies to prevent injuries from falls. New technologies are changing the way we look at prevention of falls and injuries. From simple wearable devices that detect falls to complex systems that deploy body airbags in case of a fall, this presentation […]