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We’re encouraging everyone to talk about falls

Stay independent and enjoy life to the fullest
by knowing how to prevent falls.

We’re encouraging everyone to talk about falls

You can access resources and find out more about fall prevention year-round by visiting Finding Balance NB.

In New Brunswick, there are on average 8 admissions to a hospital each day due to fall-related injuries among older adults.

Falls are not a normal part of aging. 

The good news is that most falls are preventable if you take steps to address fall risk factors such as medication risk, physical inactivity, and household hazards.

A better understanding of your medication can help prevent falls. Pharmacists are an important part of the healthcare team and can help you reduce the risk of a serious fall by reviewing your medication. Ask your pharmacist to review yours with you. For more information about which medications may make falls more likely, please click on the following link.

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Are you a pharmacist?

Watch our 2-minute video by Nicolas Basque on our fall prevention campaign. Thank you to the New Brunswick Pharmacists’ Association for working with us on our campaign!

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Falls are not a
normal part of aging.

To help determine your risk of falling, you should consult your primary care provider (family physician or nurse practitioner) at least once a year. Before your appointment, you are encouraged to complete the Staying Independent Checklist to evaluate your own risk of falling. This self-screening tool may also be used by your primary care provider to help the discussion about your personal fall risk factors.

Download Staying Independent Checklist

Learn more about best practices to prevent falls and enjoy life to the fullest

Staying physically active

Get the facts about the importance of regular physical activity that focuses on challenging your balance.

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Watching your step

Learn how to identify common hazards and minimize the risks in and around your home.

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Checking your medication

Get helpful tips to help avoid adverse drug reactions so you can get the most from your medications

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Learn about all the ways you can prevent falls for your loved ones.

You can reduce the risk of falls. Learn how by clicking here. 

Paul and Saul know a thing or two about falls!

Go to findingbalancenb.ca for more information and resources about steps you can take to help prevent falls

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Trauma NB is proud to host and support Finding Balance NB. As the provincial lead agency for injury prevention across New Brunswick, Trauma NB also provides leadership and coordination of clinical care, education and research related to serious and critical injuries in the province.

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