Seniors' falls prevention

Preventing a fall is an important part of healthy aging. Falls are a leading cause of injury across British Columbia (BC). One in three adults over 65 falls each year.

To reduce your risk of a fall:

  • Talk to your doctor/ primary care provider about falls.
  • Talk to your pharmacist or doctor/ primary care provider about medications that may increase your risk of a fall.
  • Complete a home safety checklist to learn how to make your home safer.
  • Engage in activities that improve your strength and balance. Aim to accumulate 150 minutes or more per week.
  • Talk to your doctor/ primary care provider about steps you can take to maintain good health such as visiting your optometrist and managing any chronic conditions.

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Northern Health falls prevention


In 2023 a Northern Health Public Health team conducted a falls prevention project. This project included a series of focus groups and a telephone survey.

The focus group participants were asked to share:

  • What people are currently doing to prevent a fall.
  • What resources are available to help prevent falls.
  • How falls prevention being is supported in community.
  • If the COVID-19 pandemic impacted falls prevention efforts.

The telephone survey asked 301 northerners about the activities they do to prevent a fall along with how the COVID-19 pandemic had impacted falls prevention for them.

To learn more about the results of the project, read the following reports:



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There are many simple ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle and reduce your risk of a fall.