SafetyAid: Falls Prevention
SafetyAid is an evidence-informed community fall prevention program for older adults aged 65 years and older living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The program assesses and provides interventions regarding fall risk to older adults. The purpose of the SafetyAid program is to prevent falls and provide older adults with a greater sense of safety in their home, which will allow older adults to increase their independence and engage in meaningful activities.
What does the SafetyAid Fall Prevention program consist of?
- Fall risk assessment (Fall Clinic)
- Exercise program (24-weeks)
- Education (with the exercise program)
- Home assessment
Who is eligible?
- Older adults 65+
- Live in Winnipeg, Manitoba
- May or may not have had a previous fall
- Medically able to participate in exercise
- Able to perform exercises for one hour
- Able to participate in group exercise
How can I identify the SafetyAid team?
The team will carry official SafetyAid identification cards listing the agency name, staff person’s name and picture.
How much does it cost?
This program is free for eligible older adults.
SafetyAid program gives you the feeling that somebody cared and this is very important as you grow older. Just to even know that there is some place where clients can call to get important services (for social engagement, housing, safety and security, etc.) is a huge piece of mind.
We would recommend the program to anyone. Glad there is a program out there looking out for the safety of older adults.
I have always maintained nothing in this life is free. Now I have changed my mind. I think you have a wonderful program.