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Information for older adults and caregivers

The section below includes resources practitioners can use as education materials or handouts for older adults. Encourage older adults to browse this section too! Jump to:

General Fall Prevention

How to lower your fall risk

Falls can be a serious risk to your health and safety. Learn 10 tips on how to avoid falls.

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Staying Independent

Fill out this questionnaire about your risk for falls and discuss it with your health-care provider.

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New10 ways to lower your risk of falls

Easy-to-use information on how to lower the risk of falls. 

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You Can Prevent Falls!

guide and comprehensive checklist for seniors on ways to prevent falls through home and lifestyle modifications.

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Six Warning Signs of Falls

Learn six warning signs that increase your risk for falling.

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Safe for Elders, Safe for All

First Nations resource. The Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council explains what you can do to prevent falls.

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NewHow to Get Up By Yourself

A simple, one page hand out explaining how to get up from the floor by yourself after a fall.

Available in English, French, Chinese, Dutch, Spanish, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

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NewFalls prevention video campaign

“Taking Care of My Health” Falls Prevention video campaign was created to increase public awareness of falls in older adults and encourage healthy and safe behaviours to reduce this risk.

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Home Safety

Keep Your Home Safe

Learn what steps you can take to fix falls hazards in your home.

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NewMaintaining Senior's Independence Through Home Adapations

This Self-Assessment Guide identifies the types of difficulties that seniors can experience in the home and describes types of home adaptations that can help overcome these difficulties.

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Preventing Falls on Stairs

Learn about some of the ways you can reduce the risk of falling on or from stairs.

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Preparing Your Home for Winter

Take these steps to prepare for the snow, ice and slippery conditions that put older adults at risk for falls.

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Healthy Eating and Staying Active

Keep Active

Learn how exercise can improve balance, increase muscle strength and prevent falls.

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Tips to Get Active

Learn tips to help you improve and maintain your health by being physically active every day.

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Everyday Movements for Balance

Learn simple movements you can do every day to help maintain balance, strength and stay independent.

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Exercise for Healthy Bones

Information and tips on the importance of exercise for people with osteoporosis.

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Healthy Eating for Healthy Seniors

Information and practical tips to eat well for older adults.

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A Guide to Healthy Eating for Older Adults

Find tips and ideas to make healthy eating easy and enjoyable.

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Hydration Tips

Tips for getting enough fluids and how to tell if you are properly hydrated.

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Challenge Yourself to Move

Use this planner to build activity into your weekly routine.

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Check Your Meds

Some medications can increase your risk for falls. Find out if you are at risk.

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Info for caregivers

Ontario Caregiver Coalition

If you are a family caregiver, find out what services and supports are available in your area.

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Caregiver Exchange

This website offers articles and the latest news on caregiving, information about caregiving events, links to services, and tips on caring for yourself and others.

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