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Pamphlets

Avoid falls while travelling • Bath Seats • Grab Bars • Bath Mats • Canes 
Have a safe home • Hip Protectors • Funding for home modifications for seniors and veterans 
Protect yourself from falls • Reduce your risk of falls • Seniors are good for business

Please note: We encourage you to download, print, and distribute these pamphlets as often as you wish. We also request that you retain references to CAOT/University of Ottawa authorship.


Avoid falls while travelling

Follow these easy suggestions for a safe and enjoyable vacation.
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Bath seats

A bath seat can help make you more comfortable and safe while bathing and showering. A bath seat can generally be used in both bathtubs and shower stalls. However, some types may be specifically designed for one or the other, not both.
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Grab bars

A grab bar is an accessory that can be used in bathtubs and shower stalls to reduce the risk of falling and injuring yourself when taking a bath or shower. A grab bar can be made of stainless steel, aluminum or plastic, and is available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours.
IMPORTANT: Grab bars are safety supports only when installed properly.
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Bath mats

Non-slip mats placed on the inside and outside of bathtubs and shower stalls can help prevent slips and falls by providing traction for your feet when they are wet. We recommend that you place a non-slip mat on the inside and outside of all bathtubs and shower stalls.
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Canes

If you feel unsteady on your feet and/or have a “bad” leg, a cane can provide you with balance and support. Using a cane while walking can also give you more confidence in your abilities, helping you to enjoy your life and your independence.
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Have a safe home

Most falls occur at home, especially in the kitchen, on the stairs and in the bathroom. Here are some ideas to make the inside and the outside of your home a safer place.

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Hip Protectors

Hip protectors are worn to prevent injury from falls.
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Funding for home modifications for seniors and veterans

Investing in equipment and modifications for your home to make it safer may help you to remain living independently in your home.
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Protect yourself from falls

Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries among seniors. Don't be a victim!
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Reduce your risk of falls

As we get older, our bodies change and we can become more susceptible
to falls. Certain risks can be eliminated and others considerably reduced by
simple prevention measures.
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Seniors are good for business

Older Canadians are able and wanting to live longer in their own home and to travel comfortably. Builders, renovators, retailers and hoteliers who pay attention to their needs stand to benefit!
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