Vision Problems Can Lead to Falls

Eye glasses sitting on the table

Falls are predictable; let’s prove they are preventable, too.

Did you know that poorly corrected vision and age-related diseases of the eye are major contributors to the number of falls experienced by seniors? Having your vision checked regularly can help reduce your risk of falling. In Nova Scotia, MSI will cover an eye exam at least every 2 years for those over 65.

November 15th to the 21st is Falls Prevention Week in Nova Scotia. It’s a chance for us to all take a moment and think about how we can support the ones we love when it comes to their mobility. By making sure their living space is safe, they are taking their medication properly, their vision is on track and are getting enough physical activity you can help prevent a fall from happening in the first place.

Contact Northwood Intouch today if you think one of our products or services could benefit your loved one. Call 1-800-461-3346 or 902-492-3346 or email us at intouch@nwood.ns.ca and we can chat about a solution.