This article discusses the use of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), an evidence-based delirium prevention program and its efficacy at decreasing delirious falls.

This study investigated the ability of the DEAR tool to identify patients at high risk of pre-operative delirium, and its performance in a post-operative validation sample.

The results of this meta-analysis provide evidence to substantiate the significance of risk factors for delirium in elderly patients hospitalized for hip fracture. 

This full open access CME Journal is the first CME Journal owned and operated by the CGS. The journal is now wholly financially supported by charitable tax deductible donations to the CGS charitable arm - the CGS Foundation. Each edition is full of articles to support the care of older adults.

The University of Victoria is offering this online course to support those working with older adults in long-term, acute and home care from March 2 - April 6, 2018. To learn more or register click here.

Osteoporosis Canada presents this Beyond the Break webinar with Dr. Caitlin McArthur from 12-1pm on Feb. 20th, 2018. Click here for the live link to the presentation. For more information please see the event flyer.

Thursday, January 11th from 12-1pm, Dr. Andrea Iaboni will list dementia-related falls risk factors, describe evidence-based falls prevention approaches in the advanced stage of dementia and an approach to person-centred falls management and palliative care in advanced dementia. This presentation will be available via webcast at http://webcast.otn.ca.

Free Fall Prevention Programs for People 65+
These 12 week programs include information on how to lower risk of falls and include an exercise component focused on balance and strength, Upcoming program locations and dates are listed below. Registration is required at the first session.
Call 613-634-0130 ext. 3414. or 1-800-301-0076 for more information

This guide was designed to provide a thorough understanding of the latest smart home technology, and suggestions for specific software and devices that can be incorporated into a home to accommodate each of seven of the most common types of disabilities: hearing difficulty, vision difficulty, speech/language difficulty, cognitive difficulty or memory loss, ambulatory difficult, arthritis, and self-care/independent living difficulty.

If you or a loved one struggle with daily home living due to a disability, this guide will offer inspiration and actionable advice for opportunities to make your home life more comfortable and convenient through use of the latest smart home technology.

On Tues. Dec. 5th from 12-1pm EST, join this webinar where Caitlin McArthur will talk about recent research surrounding physical rehabilitation in long-term care. Register here.

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