- Falls are a leading cause of injury across the lifespan
- Falls can result in fractures, sprains, and in some cases, disability
- The cost of falls to British Columbians is estimated to be $1,558 million in 2019.1
Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week
According to Statistics Canada, British Columbia has one of the most rapidly aging populations in Canada.
Research into exercise program to prevent falls in older adults receives funding
BCIRPU’s Megan Oakey is a co-applicant on this grant awarded by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.
1. Rajabali, F., Beaulieu, E., Smith, J., & Pike, I. (2018). The economic burden of injuries in British Columbia: Applying evidence to practice. British Columbia Medical Journal, 60(7). Cost converted to 2019 dollars with CPI.