Preventing Falls in the Home Environment Falls are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly in Canada. About 40,000 Canadians 65 years and older were injured from a fall from 2002 – 2003 (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2009). More than a third of the injuries sustained by the seniors include injury in their hips, knees, thighs, leg, wrist or hand (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2009). According to the Public Health Agency of Canada (2009) about 7,000 Canadians who are 65 years and older died as a result of a fall. It is important to educate the elderly about fall prevention to minimize the impact of these injuries on their quality of life. Nurses perform patient assessments and participate in patient education. Nurses are...The end:
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