Falls are a leading source of injury for seniors in Canada. Toronto Rehab researchers are working to avoid these risks. Find out how.
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The Falls Prevention Program helps patients prevent falls. Falls are a leading cause of injury and hospitalization for seniors. At your first visit, you will be seen by a nurse, physiotherapist and doctor to identify why you have been falling. We work with you on your physical abilities, provide you with recommendations for lifestyle changes and discuss with you whether you need to modify your home to make sure you’re safe. In making assessments, we check your balance, mobility, muscle strength and if you have a fear of falling.
If appropriate, you will be enrolled in our 12-week program of group education and exercise sessions (1 session per week). Each session consists of 1 hour of education and 1 hour of exercise relating to falls prevention. If a patient has special needs, we will provide individual counseling.
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