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Falls reduce quality of life for our seniors, impacting their mobility, health and independence. They are a leading cause of injury and death among seniors. And yet, most falls are avoidable with proper education, awareness, screening, assessment, intervention and prevention.
Falls also cost the Ontario health care system billions of dollars, resulting in avoidable visits to the emergency department, hospitalizations, high Alternate Level of Care rates, and all too often, admission to long-term care homes.
To address this, Ontario’s LHINs and Public Health Units partnered to develop an Integrated Provincial Falls Prevention Framework & Toolkit to improve quality of life for Ontario seniors aged 65 years and over, and to lessen the impact of falls on the health care system by reducing the number and impact of falls.
Champlain LHIN and a broad group of community partners have lead the development of a Champlain Falls Prevention Strategy to ensure local needs are addressed appropriately.
For more information on Falls Prevention, please contact Christine Gagné-Rodger, LHIN Sub-Region Director (firstname.lastname@example.org, or 613.747.3262).