One Step Ahead...YOU Can Prevent a Fall
Each year, 1 of every 3 people older than 65 fall. Half of the older adults hospitalized for hip fractures cannot return directly to their homes or live independently after their injury.
In recognition of the devastating effect falls can have on the quality and length of life, Ministry Home Care created a broad prevention campaign. The campaign, titled One Step Ahead…YOU Can Prevent a Fall includes messages to community members, clinical staff, staff working in residential facilities, as well as all of the 5,000 patients served by Ministry Home Care’s agencies each day.
For an easy reference handout, click here.
Click below to view community messages:
Watch Your Reach
Check Your Meds
Take It Slow
Don't Let a Fall Cause a Domino Effect on Your Life
Lace 'em Up
Toss Out the Rug
If you fall, you might not land in your own home
Clear the Clutter
Set the Bar
Don't let a fall ruin your independence