Expert resources and tools for Senior Safety & Well-Being
The key to leading a safe and healthy lifestyle is education. Lifeline has a range of publications with the most recent information on health and safety for this reason. Utilize our tools and expert resources to get the guidance and help you require. There is something for everyone, whether you are a Victoria Lifeline Subscriber, a caregiver, or a healthcare professional.
Importance of Fitness for Fall Prevention
Falls and Fitness
For seniors, falls in and around the home have serious consequences.
1 in 3 older adults will fall this year
The vast majority of all injury hospitalizations among older adults are for falls.
Falls are one of the most serious health risks for seniors over the age of 65, affecting more people than stroke and heart attacks combined. Furthermore, falls are the leading cause of death due to injury in those people 65 and over.
How to Create a Safer Home
Did you know that most falls happen at home where you spend most of your time? We tend to think of our homes as sanctuaries, not somewhere associated with a risk to personal safety. But given the fact that one in three older adults aged 65+ will fall this year alone, it's time to shine a light on where you live and how to spot the risks!
The good news? Most falls are preventable - learn how to protect yourself with the room-by-room guide below on how to create a safer home.
- How to Create a Safer Home Booklet (English)
- Safe Home (English)
- Safe Home (French)
- Falls Survey (English)
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Staying active, both physically and mentally, is important for people of all ages and abilities, but it's especially important for older adults. Regular exercise can help delay and even prevent some diseases and disabilities older adults are more susceptible to. The more you keep your body moving, the better it will respond to the aging process.
Learn how to maintain your physical & mental well-being with these helpful resources.
- Healthy Living Checklist for Seniors (English)
- Mental Health for Seniors (English)
- Mental Health for Seniors (French)
- 10 Brain Games for Seniors (English)
- Chair and Seated Exercises For Seniors (English)
- Chair & Seated Exercises For Seniors (French)
- Osteoporosis - A Guide to Safer Living (English)
- Osteoporosis - A Guide to Safer Living (French)
- The Ultimate Yoga Guide for Seniors (English)
- The Ultimate Yoga Guide for Seniors (French)
General Educational Tools
Failing to take the proper medication at the right time accounts for 25% of all hospital admissions for those 65 and older.
Mistakes in dosage or forgetting to take the medication every now and then can result in a hospital re-admission or even admission to a nursing home. By taking medications as prescribed, you can improve your health, well-being and ability to live independently.
- General Brochure (English)
- General Brochure (French)
- Medications-E-Brochure (English)
- Medical Alert Q&A Guide (English)