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West End Integrated Falls Prevention Program

The goal of the West End Integrated Falls Prevention Program (WEIFPP) is to reduce the number and impact of falls suffered by seniors living in the west end of Ottawa.

The program provides: 

  • Assessment and intervention for high-risk seniors 

  • Advocacy and identification of gaps in services for seniors 

How We Help

A team member is available to meet with each senior in their home to do a fall risk assessment and to identify risk factors. Together with the senior (and family and/or caregiver), a plan is created to reduce the risk of future falls. This plan includes home modifications, an in-home exercise program to improve balance and strength, and education about safety and healthy living. 

Who We Serve

To access the West End Integrated Falls Prevention Program (WEIFPP), seniors must live within the PQCHC area or the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre catchment area. To find out if you live in the required catchment area, please enter your address at

Referrals are accepted from seniors who meet all of the following: 

  • Have had 1 or more indoor falls or many outdoor falls in the last year 

  • Are 75 years of age and older

  • Live in their own home or in a retirement home 

  • Are not currently receiving therapy services through The Home and Community Care Support Services or a day hospital

  • Are willing and able to take part in reducing their falls 

Services are offered Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in clients’ homes. Services are provided in English or French with interpreters available for other languages.

Make a Referral

To make a referral, complete our WEIFPP Online Referral Form.

You can also download the referral form below and fax it to 613-288-3407. 

Learn More

Fax: 613-288-3407

Call: 613-820-4922 ext. 3560

Additional Information

Champlain Healthline

The Olde Forge Community Resource Centre

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

Ottawa Public Health

Senior Citizens’ Council

Osteoporosis Canada

Community Care Access Centre

Queensway Carleton Hospital

Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario

In Ottawa, falls are currently the number one cause of injuries, resulting in emergency room visits and hospitalization for seniors. This checklist is here to help you  assess whether you are at risk for falling. Older adults are encouraged to complete this checklist and to follow-up with their healthcare provider as needed.

Download the Checklist

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