Osteoporosis Canada provides a list of assistive devices that can help reduce fall risk in older adults living with frailty
Hip protectors are a special type of pant or underwear with pads outside each side of the hips, especially designed to protect the hips during a fall.
What Are the Recommendations for Hip Protectors?
- For residents who are mobile and at high risk of fractures, we recommend hip protectors
- For residents who are not at high risk of fracture but are mobile, we suggest hip protectors depending on resources available and the residents’ values and preferences.