Falls Prevention Month a reminder to stay safe all year

November 17, 2023

EDMONTON – November is Falls Prevention Month, and Alberta Health Services (AHS) encourages Albertans to take steps to prevent falls and other injuries. 

For children: Many falls occur in the home for children less than five years of age. Use safety equipment and actively watch young children to prevent serious falls and other injuries. 

For older adults: On average, one in three Albertans 65 and older will fall at least once a year. There are many things you can do to reduce the risk of falls.

If you fall or are seriously injured, get the appropriate care, promptly. People with life-threatening emergencies should visit their nearest emergency department or call 911. If your condition is not life-threatening, you may be re-directed to Health Link at 811. 

For more information, visit our Injury Prevention & Safety website. If you're a health provider visit our Preventing Falls, Information for Health Professionals website.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Our mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. Our current focus is on reducing emergency department wait-times, improving EMS response times, increasing access to surgeries, and improving patient flow.