In Summer 2021, a BC Falls Risk Assessment and Management Guideline for Older Adults was approved by the Ministry of Health’s Guidelines and Protocol Advisory Committee (GPAC). This guideline provides direction for the identification and management of older adults who are at risk of falls, and contains evidence-based recommendations, statistics, and more. A useful resource […]
Fall prevention headlines: Summer 2019
Here are some updates in fall prevention we’ve been following this summer. Seniors may need new shoes to avoid pain, prevent falls – National Post New research on shoe fitting for older adults: “Shoes that are too narrow or too small can cause pain, but shoes that are too loose can result in lower gait […]
Francophone fall prevention messages
Did you notice some new content on findingbalancebc.ca in French?
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 […]
November 7-13, 2015 has officially been declared Fall Prevention Week in BC!