Independence is something we all value, especially as we grow older.  One way to help preserve your independence is to reduce your risk of slips and falls.  Older individuals have a higher risk of falling with one in three Canadians over the age of 65 fall every year, often resulting in serious consequences such as hip, wrist and pelvic fractures. Most commonly these falls happen in the home.  See below for a few steps of prevention from the Ontario Chiropractic Association that can help you stay on your feet:

  • Reduce clutter and loose rugs
  • Ensure easy transfers in and out of the shower or bath
  • Wear supportive, non-slip footwear
  • Have your eyesight and hearing checked every year
  • Exercise Regularly
  • Have your medications evaluated by your GP
  • Have your strength and balance tested