W18 -Falls Prevention

Falls and fall related injuries in the aged 65 and older population is a major health concern, accounting for 60% of all injury related deaths and 86% of all injury related hospitalizations. This session will highlight the risk factors for falls, the relationship between falls and injuries and the physical environment, and interventions to reduce the risk for falls and injuries. Attendees will also learn about falls and injury prevention programs offered by Fraser Health which have been adopted by other health authorities throughout Canada.

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