Although statistics show that most falls occur in the home, we Canadians know that winter conditions make venturing outside just as risky. This March 2015, New York Times article outlines some helpful tips on preventing falls and examines who are most at risk for a fall.
Even knowing of and being equipped for the risk of losing one’s footing on slippery surfaces is no guarantee you will remain upright. Fall injuries requiring medical attention rise with age, peaking for seniors.
For more information on who is at risk and ways to mitigate that risk, read the full article: