This toolkit is intended to help Long-term Care homes implement quality improvement initiatives. The overarching goal is to maintain and or improve the quality of life for Long-term Care residents by preventing and reducing the number and impact of falls, which in turn, will also lessen the burden on the health care system. Last reviewed January 5, 2017.

Wed. Feb, 1, 2017 from 1-2pm EST.  Ce séminaire en ligne explorera en détail les programmes et outils en français utilisés pour la prévention des chutes dans une communauté franco-ontarienne. Nous poursuivrons la discussion sur les succès et défis à offrir de tels programmes dans une communauté minoritaire francophone et nous élaborerons sur nos partenariats acquis au cours des années.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 12-1pm EST. The webinar presented by Rochelle Parcells, explores the results of a scoping review that investigated approaches to community mobilization when addressing falls and/or injury prevention in older adults. It will also highlight which of these approaches to community mobilization are applicable and transferable to Ontario’s PHUs depending on their unique contexts. Register here.

Highlights of this issue include the featured topic of Mental Health, updates regarding Age-Friendly Communities, Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent Education, Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy and a listing of upcoming events.  Sign up to receive Linkages directly here.

Lora Giangregorio, PhD, Associate Professors at the Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo will be presenting this webinar on Friday Dec. 9th from 12-1pm EST. Regsiter here.

Dec. 6, 2016 from 1-2PM EST.  Shaila Aranha and Darlene Venditti will be presenting this webinar.  Topics covered include how to evaluate your pain and falls program for best practice and evidence based practice; Identify risk factors for falls for stroke survivors; to understand the linkage between pain and falls in stroke survivors; discuss interdisciplinary team approach in the assessment and prevention of falls and pain for residents with stroke; understand and integrate stroke care plans to prevent falls and associated pain in stroke survivors within your setting and share evidence-based resources and tools in implementing best practices.  Register here.

These days, aging in place is easier than ever before, and many people are taking advantage of the option to remain at home for as long as possible. In fact, many adults in retirement say they would prefer to age in their own homes rather than move into a senior facility or to a relative’s abode.

This document outlines tips you can take to prevent fall. 

This website is the result of collaborative efforts from the South East Community Care Access Centre and the South East Regional Integrated Fall Prevention and Management Strategy. It was created as an effort to improve system navigation, increase awareness and accessibility to prevention and management programs and services in South East Ontario.

This information sheet provides information on how individuals with dementia may experience changes which increase their risk of falling, considerations to keep in mind if a fall does occur, recommendations to reduce environmental risk factors as well as a checklist that incorporates space for creating an action plan.