Quick Facts About Falls

  • Falls are the leading cause of injury to seniors in Canada.
  • In Nova Scotia, 64% of falls requiring hospital admission occur in the home – this is significantly higher than the national average.
  • Each year, one out of every three Canadian seniors will suffer a fall.
  • Poorly corrected vision and age-related diseases of the eye are major contributors to the number of falls experience by seniors.
  • Injuries caused by falls can result in pain, suffering and loss of independence.
  • Falls are preventable.

Download the NS Community Links Falls Prevention home checklist to help identify any hazards that could potentially cause a fall: Home Assessment Checklist.

If an automatic fall detector or any Northwood Intouch products or services interest you please give us a call at 1-800-461-3346 or 902-492-3346 or email us at

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