Approximately 70% of falls by people 65 and over occur at home. Did you know? Sadly, these incidents can have major consequences for our seniors, both on their health (fractures, death) and quality of life (reduced autonomy, fear, difficulty or restriction in carrying out certain activities).
Establishing effective prevention strategies is the best way to minimize the risk of falls in your day-to-day life.
Here are a few examples:
To enjoy a fall-free winter, choose a pair of well-insulated, waterproof boots with low, wide heels and thick, nonslip soles. Soles with removable studs are another good option. Just be sure you can easily put on and take off the studs, since they can be very slippery on smooth surfaces.
Do you need to use an orthopedic device because of an injury, accident, loss of autonomy or disability? At www.uniprix.com, you will find a series of videos featuring valuable information on the safe and proper use of canes, crutches, walkers and wheelchairs.
Looking for personalized advice on purchasing or adjusting an orthopedic device? Speak with your family pharmacist for information.
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