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Healthy Active Aging and Falls Prevention among Independent Living Older Adults
In Canada and in Hamilton, falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospital admissions in the older adult population.
To effectively address this priority issue, Hamilton Public Health Services has compiled current information and research on healthy active aging and falls prevention among independent living older adults. It includes:
- Information on the magnitude of the issue
- Access to best practice research
- Contacts for information and services
- Evidence-based information to support falls prevention
- Educational resources for clients, patients or members
- Access to caregiver and government information
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Most falls prevention advice for older adults focuses on reducing the risk factors for falls, however, recent research reveals that many older adults reject falls prevention advice. Public Health practice seeks to engage, encourage and sustain older adults in healthy active aging and activities to prevent falls.
Resource for professionals: Successfully Engaging Older Adults in Healthy Active Aging & Activities to Prevent Falls PDF
Resource for clients:Healthy, Safe and Strong Brochure