Falls

(Falls Awarness Living Life Safely)

 

A fall is defined as an event which results in a person coming to the rest inadvertently on the ground, floor or lower level.

Injuries may be fatal or non-fatal.

 

Did You Know in Halton Hills

  • 10 to 19 year old males make up the highest number of emergancy room visits for FALLS occuring on same level stairs or steps at home, school or when playing sports

  • 75 to 90 year old make up the highest number of patients hospitalized from FALLS occuring on same lever stairs or steps at place of residence

  • 80-90 year olds make up the highest number of deaths from FALLS occuring on same level stairs or steps at place of residance

 

To find more about Falls Preventation for Older Adults, please visit Halton Region Falls.

Updated May 21, 2015