Preventing falls and falls-related injuries among seniors in long-term care facilities

Last Updated: December 20, 2012

Shanthi Johnson, PhD (Principal Investigator)

At least one in three seniors over 65 years of age falls each year, making it one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity among older adults. It also adds burden to the health care in Canada by an estimated $6.2 billion each year. This pilot project will test the study protocol used in long-term care facilities in two Saskatchewan communities, one rural and one urban.

Goals / Outcomes: This pilot project supports existing research aimed at reducing falls and fall-related injuries among residents of long-term care (LTC) facilities. This objective is realized through positive, collaborative action by those who are at risk and those who are responsible for their care and safety.

Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Catalyst Grant