Falls and Poor Nutrition
Studies have shown there is a link between falls and poor nutrition:
- 20-30% of seniors experience at least one fall each year
- Falls are the cause of 85% of seniors’ injury-related hospitalizations
- 50% of all falls causing hospitalization happen at home (Taken from Public Health Agency of Canada)
There are several factors that, individually or in combination, put older people at risk for falling – one of which is nutrition. An unbalanced diet can result in poor balance and weakness, which contribute to an overall increase in the incidence of falls. The Grocer-Ease program works closely with Falls Prevention Programs. The Program Manager sits on the Falls Prevention Coalition of Hamilton to ensure that our clients have all the necessary information and education to assist them to remain safely at home.