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Make a Pledge to Prevent Falls

Adapted from Change Day Ontario and Step Up

A pledge is something that you commit to doing, changing or improving in healthcare. Anyone can make a pledge: a health care provider, administrative worker, families, caregiver, adult or parent. The pledge is completely up to the individual- pick something that’s meaningful to you and something that you are passionate about.

Organization Contact: Change Day Ontario (info@changedayontario.ca
Type of Activity: Pledging
Target Audience: Any
Sector: Any
Cost: None- some printing costs may apply

Steps:

Decide whether this activity will be done individually or in a group setting. Have the individual or group think of a pledge that they believe is attainable. You may print one of the ready-made templates below and have the individual or group write their pledge down.

Download Change Day Template

Download Step Up Template

Not sure what to pledge? Here are some examples:

For Adults and Older Adults

Community Level

I/We pledge to check in on our neighbors who live alone

LTC

I/We pledge to have a staff meeting in November on how we can prevent falls in our facility

Individual/Caregiver

I/We pledge to take an exercise class this November

 

I/We pledge to use a fall risk home risk assessment this November

 

I/We pledge to review my/our medicine cabinets for medications that can put me/us at risk of falling

Acute Care

I/We pledge to host a post-fall huddle every time someone falls in our facility

For Children

Teachers

Early Childhood Educators

I/We pledge to assess our classroom for ways I/we can prevent falls

Parents/Caregivers

I/We pledge to install safety gates at the top and bottom of my/our stairs at home

Once the individual or group decides on your pledge, share it in your organization or community (such as doctor’s offices, seniors’ residences or in local stores), or have individuals take it home and place on their fridge. If you use social media, share your fall prevention pledge and make sure to include us.

Facebook: @FallPreventionMonth
Twitter handle: @fallpreventCA
Hashtags: #PreventFalls2018 #PreventChildFalls2018

For Ontario Residents: Register your pledges through Change Day Ontario. They have a number of resources you can use to share your pledge across the province.

Register your Pledge!