In a new 2021 report of the Costs of Injury in Canada (parachute.ca), falls have a substantially higher total cost than any other type of injury, accounting for $10.3 billion annually. Seventy-seven percent of injury hospitalizations for older adults in Saskatchewan are due to falls. Falls and related injuries are preventable. This inspired of our research project, titled “A Collaborative Approach to Fall Risk Identification, Prevention and Post-Fall Care for Older Adults in Saskatchewan”.
Our provincial team of health decision-makers, patient/family advisors, clinicians and researchers first conducted an environmental scan of international and provincial practices for fall risk screening and assessment, and second gathered stories from older adults and health care providers of lived experience of fall risk screening and subsequent care across the province.
We invite you to review our summary documents and short video summarizing our key messages.
The Stakeholder Event
On January 28th, 2022 the project team hosted a Stakeholder Event which invited numerous key community stakeholders with the objective of sharing knowledge and inspiring action. The desired outcomes were action planning and commitments for positive change.
If you were unable to attend the event, or would like to review the information provided, please view the video of the recorded event below or download a copy of the slides.
The Next Steps
Over the coming months, the project team will be creating a summary report which will include survey results from participants of the knowledge sharing event.
The Project Team
Cathy Arnold, Researcher and PI
Daphne Kemp, Health Care Provider and co-PI
Janet Barnes, Patient-Family Partner
Laura Bouvier, Health Care Provider
Alex Crizzle, Researcher
Heather Dyck, Patient-Family Partner
Kelly Froehlich, Decision-Maker
Shanthi Johnson, Researcher
Darcy McIntyre, Health Care Provider
Jason Parkvold, Health Care Provider
Renae McEwen, Consultant
Doria Michalishen, Consultant
Shan Landry, Facilitator
For more information, please feel free to contact:Dr. Cathy Arnold