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Ministry of Health

Seniors' Fall Prevention

Falls are the leading cause of injury for seniors. One in three British Columbians over the age of 65 will fall once every year, and are the main reason why older adults lose their independence. Many falls can be prevented, and there are many resources available to help to keep seniors injury-free. In addition to providing information resources, the ministry supports the prevention of falls by working with health care professionals, injury prevention experts, and the public.

Do you know someone who may be at risk for a fall?
Check out the online fall risk assessment tool: Are you at risk of falling?

Key Ways to Prevent Falls:

Key Resources for Health Professionals


Other Resources