Staying Independent Checklist

In Ottawa, falls are the leading cause of injury related emergency room visits and hospitalization. Every year, approximately one fifth of adults 65 years or older who live in private homes fall, contributing over 8,000 visits to emergency departments, 2000 hospitalizations and 90 deaths. The Staying Independent Checklist is a self-screening tool for older adults to find out if they are at risk for falling. Older adults are encouraged to complete the Checklist and to follow-up with their healthcare provider as needed. 

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