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by Dr. Johnmark Opondo, Deputy Medical Health Officer, Saskatoon Health Region

  • Statistical overview of public health issue for injury prevention among seniors
  • Injury costs in Saskatchewan
  • Necessity of preventive practice by health care providers

Timed Up and go Test

by Julie Landeryou

  • Instructions on how to administer TUG Test
  • Demonstration by older adult
  • Indications for test scores

Medical Causes for Falls

by Dr. Jasbir Baath, Geriatrician Saskatoon Health Region

  • Explores medical indicators for falls


by Dr. Jane Richardson, Pharmacist Saskatoon Health Region

  • Medication use as an indicator for falls
  • Age and medication response
  • Number and type of medications which affect fall risk


by Dr. Lilian Thorpe, Geriatric Psychiatrist Saskatoon Health Region

  • Influence of dementia on fall risk
  • Modify fall prevention programs for clients with dementia

Environmental Factors

by Brenda Goossen, Occupational Therapist Saskatoon Community Clinic

  • Indoor and outdoor hazards
  • Role of OT in fall prevention
  • Introduces some resources

Preventing Falls

  • Preventing falls is a priority in Saskatoon Health Region

Last Modified: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 |
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