Updated: Dec 10, 2019
While injuries are the leading cause of death for Canadians under age 44, a person is 14 times more likely to sustain an injury and survive it to face the medical, psychological, financial, and rehabilitation consequences.
And because of improved forms of healthcare, older people are living longer with physical (stroke, Parkinson’s, etc.) and cognitive medical conditions (Alzheimer’s, etc.) that leave them unable to care for themselves independently.