The most common cause of injuries among seniors in Canada is a fall.
Falls are one of the most complex injury issues facing seniors. The Region is committed to a safe care environment and has made falls prevention one of its safety priorities. There is a regional falls reduction working group consisting of inter-disciplinary health care team members across the continuum that strive to research and provide current best practice resources throughout the region.
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Members of the Fall Prevention Team with the Saskatchewan Health Authority participated in the Nutrien Fire Works Festival - SGI Safety Fair at the end of August, on the Saskatoon River Bank, to engage the community on Fall Prevention Safety. The interactive display provided hands on learning and information geared to help people of all ages to address safety for themselves and those around them as we, "all have a role to play." The Team had their very own Youth Safety Super Hero on hand to provide peers with stickers, tattoos, and color pages. It was great way to engage the public and promote the upcoming Fall Prevention Month which is in November.