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Fall Prevention Conversations in the North

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Commitment: Short-term

Connection methods: Virtual, In-person

Open to Northern Region

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Did you know falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults? One in three British Columbians over the age of 65 will fall once a year, and falls are the main reason why older adults lose their independence. Many falls can be prevented and there are resources available to help keep older adults injury-free.

Starting April 2023, Northern Health will be hosting conversations across the region to learn how falls are prevented. Adults 65 years and older will be invited to share their thoughts during a telephone survey or an in-person group discussion in select communities.

We would like to learn:
• What people are currently doing to prevent falls
• The unique ways falls are prevented in communities
• What resources are available and needed to help prevent falls

To find the dates and locations of the in-person group discussions and to register for an event, visit the Northern Health Seniors’ Fall Prevention webpage. Northern Interior and Northwest discussion groups will be held from April until June. Northeast discussion groups will occur in the fall. (Check back if your community appears but the date and location is not yet specified.)

The information gathered will guide future fall prevention efforts in the Northern Health region. We look forward to connecting with community members!

From Our Community

Derek Koch

Spiritual Health Practitioner and Patient- and Family-Centred Care Lead — Kelowna General Hospital

Derek Koch

The bottom line is because we’re caring for patients. People who know best are those who are receiving the care so it makes logical sense that we would consult with them about their experiences. By connecting with PVN we have been able to educate our teams about the value of patient partners and how important their perspective is in our services.