Thurs. Nov. 15, 2018 from 12-1pm EST. Join presenter Daphne Kemp, Fall Reduction and Injury Prevention Coordinator for the Sasketchewan Healthy Authority who will discuss falls in the Long-term Care setting and more specifically, residents who are experiencing consecutive falls. To learn more or to register, click here,

This articles dicusses the benefits, recommendations, and tips in using a medical alert system. This article can also be used as a guide for older adults and family members who are considering getting a device, especially for those who are living alone with a chronic condition and/or at risk for a fall. Last reviewed August 2018.

Sept. 27th 2018 at Casino Rama, Ramara Ontario. This conference is intended for health care providers and is brought to you by the Simcoe Muskoka Integrated Fall Strategy. The key note speaker is Dr. Al Salmoni. For more information or to register click here.

November 23, 2018 from 7:30am - 4:30pm at the BMO Edcuation & Conference Centre, Toronto. The aim of this one-day conference is to present current and emerging research and promote the uptake of innovative practices specific to balance, mobility, and physical activity, fitness assessment and training within clinical populations, with specific focus on those with neurological conditions and older adults.  To learn more click here.

An updated version of the osteoporosis and falls assessment tool is currently available on the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy website in PDF as well as for Telus (PS Suite) and OSCAR EMR users. Click HERE for more details or to download the tool. A demo on how to use with tool (for PS Suite version only) will be broadcast via webinar on Tuesday, August 28 from 11.30 am to 12. 30 pm. Webinar details will soon be posted on www.osteostrategy.on.ca

This month's reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources on the importance of resilience and how to support resilience in older adults. Themes include:

  • resilience in the presence of disease
  • social and community supports and considerations
  • family and caregiver resilience
  • measuring resilience

6 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This article discusses how the aging inmate population is growing and how there is a lack of adequate infrastructure and geriatric care in Canadian federal penitentaries. Common health issues include Hepatitis C, Parkinson disease, dementia, cancer, and end-of-life care.

The investigators conducted a systematic review of studies which examined the relationship between physical illness/functional disability and suicidal behaviour (including ideation, nonfatal and fatal suicidal behaviour) among individuals aged 65 and older. 30 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

Bone Fit Workshops in Your Community!   

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians needlessly fracture each year because their osteoporosis goes undiagnosed and untreated. There is a huge care gap for Canadians who break a bone due to osteoporosis: 80% never receive appropriate osteoporosis care, leaving them at substantial risk for further costly, debilitating and often life‐threatening fractures. Please see our calendar for upcoming 2018 Bone Fit™ workshops in your community. For more information on Bone Fit™ visit: www.bonefit.ca 

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