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Falls/Fall Prevention

Prevention of Falls and Fall Injuries in the Older Adult (Revised March 2005; Revised 2011 - Supplement enclosed): Nursing Best Practice Guideline

Prepared by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, these guidelines provide resources necessary for the support of evidence-based nursing practice.

RNAO revised 2011 (PDF)

The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the state of Public Health in Canada 2010 – Growing Older- Adding life to years (chapter 4)

The Chief Public Health Officer’s report reflects the state of public health in Canada. The heath situation and well-being of Canada’s seniors is examined including factors that influence aging in a healthy manner.

PHAC Chief MHO Report Growing Older 2010 (PDF)

A Public Health Approach to Fall Prevention Among Older Persons in Canada (2010)
Vicky Scott, Brandon Wagar, Alison Sum, Sarah Metcalf, Lori Wagar, Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, November 2010, Vol 26, Issue 4, Pages 705-718.  This journal article describes how the public health approach is applied to seniors’ fall and injury prevention in Canada.

A Public Health Approach to Fall Prevention Among Older Persons in Canada (Clinics in Geriatrics Website Link)

Falls and Related Injuries among Older Canadians: Fall-related Hospitalizations & Prevention Initiatives (2010)

The following is a standardized analysis of hospitalization data in relation to fall-related injuries among seniors. Current fall prevention programs across Canada have been studied and the results follow the hospitalization analysis.

Fall-related Hospitalizations Canada 2010 (PDF)

WHO Global Report on Falls Prevention in Older Age (2007)

AWHO technical meeting on falls prevention in seniors took place in Victoria B.C. This report is a product of the conclusions reached and proposals made from that conference. Included are perspectives made by worldwide recognized experts on falls prevention issues as well as preventing falls strategies.

WHO Global Report Falls Prevention 2007 (PDF)

Seniors’ Falls in Canada, Second Report 2014 Public Health Agency of Canada

This report provides policy makers, researchers, community programmers and practitioners with current national information to prevent falls among seniors..

Seniors' Falls in Canada: Second Report (PDF)  

Hip protectors for preventing hip fractures in older people (Review) – (2010)

This journal discusses the results, data and analyses of the effectiveness of seniors wearing external hip protectors to prevent hip fractures following a fall.

Hip Protector Review 2010 (PDF)

Preventing Falls through Physical Activity: A Guide for People Working with Older Adults. The Alberta Centre for Active Living, 2014. This guide is for people who are helping older adults to be more physically active..

Preventing Falls through Physical Activity: A Guide for People Working with Older Adults (PDF)

Osteoporosis / Bone health

Breaking Barriers Not Bones - National Report Card on Osteoporosis Care (2008)

Breaking Barriers not Bones 08 National Report Card (PDF)

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in Canada: Background and Technical Report (2010)

Osteoporosis Guidelines 2010 Background And Technical Report (PDF)

Clinical practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in Canada: Summary (2010)

A summary of the guidelines which focuses on the assessment and management of both men and women, over the age of 50, who are at an increased risk of having fragility fractures.

CMAJ Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis 2010 (PDF)

Vitamin D in adult health and disease: a review and guideline statement from Osteoporosis Canada (2010)

This is a review of the recommendations previously made in 2002. It is specific to an adult population, excluding pregnant or lactating women. Covered are the recommendations on Vitamin D.

Vitamin D review CMAJ 2010 Osteoporosis Canada (PDF)

Osteoporosis – Towards a Fracture-Free Future (2011)

Included in this White Paper is a look at the current situation in Canada with osteoporosis as well as tools to help prevent osteoporosis related fractures. “Make your first fracture your last” tagline to reduce the care gap following a fracture.

Toward a Fracture Free Future White Paper Osteoporosis Canada (PDF)

10 years Fracture Assessment Tool (Mobile App)

Osteoporosis Canada application for your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Windows 7 phone.

10 year fracture-risk-tool (Mobile App)

Osteoporosis Canada: Fracture Liaison Service Toolkit
Osteoporosis Canada's Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) Initiative is a national initiative to promote and support the implementation of quality Fracture Liaison Services in jurisdictions across Canada.  FLS will improve osteoporosis care and clinical outcomes for fracture patients while reducing overall healthcare costs by reducing expensive repeat fractures. 

Fracture Liaison Service - Toolkit Osteoporosis Canada

Environmental Checklists

Walkability Checklist: Walkable Edmonton, City of Edmonton

Walkability Checklist (PDF)

Check For Safety: A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults

Check for Safety (PDF) English, Spanish and Chinese 

Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum© E-Learning course, University of Victoria, Canada

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