Falls are the leading cause of all injuries among B.C. seniors and are the main reason why older adults lose their independence. Every 10 minutes a senior is hospitalized for a fall.
Are you at risk?
Falls usually occur due to a loss of balance and an inability to recover balance. Learn about what contributes to falls.
The provincial government also has an online questionnaire you can use to assess your risk.
Reducing the risk
The following activities can help prevent a fall:
Finding Balance BC has additional resources, videos and tips to help prevent falls.
Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness
Every year in BC, the first week of November is Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week. Get involved to help reduce falls and related-injuries in your community!