How to Care: Risk Factors for Difficulty with Activities of Daily Living
Note: More accidents happen in the home than anywhere else. Fall prevention is a critical issue for the elderly. In Ontario alone, falls cause over 600 deaths annually for those over 65. (Ontario Medical Review 1992.) A broken hip can mean immediate loss of independence. Many of the guidelines below will help decrease the risk of falls in the home. If necessary look for a fall prevention program in your area.