New FRS Tool for LTC
2015 Osteoporosis LTC Recommendations’ Presentation
The 2015 Osteoporosis LTC Recommendations Presentation informs you how to apply the 2015 Fracture Prevention Recommendations for frail older adults in long-term care; improve fracture risk assessment and identification of residents at high risk and how to choose non-pharmacological and pharmacological therapies for residents at high risk of fracture.View PDF
2015 Recommendations for Preventing Fractures in LTC
The 2015 Recommendations for Preventing Fracture in Long Term Care, is the first guideline in Canada focused on preventing fractures among the frail and elderly in long-term care, where fractures are much more common than among community-dwelling seniors.
Launched in 2015, the Recommendations include an integrated falls and osteoporosis assessment as well as various treatment strategies is specifically designed to reduce immobility, pain, hospital transfers and most importantly, improve the quality of life of residents at these facilities.
LTC E-learning Module
The Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy for Long Term Care (OOSLTC) in collaboration with the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) has developed a certified webinar program, ‘Clinical Application of the Long-Term Care Fracture Prevention Recommendations for Frail Older Adults.’ The program presents a comprehensive approach to deliver non-pharmacological and pharmacological therapies to reduce immobility, pain and transfers to hospitals while improving the quality of life of residents in LTC.Watch video
Osteoporosis LTC Video Series
Osteoporosis Canada, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, University of Waterloo and GERAS Centre for Aging Research launched a four-video series earlier this year, aimed at educating health care professionals to prevent falls and fractures for long term care (LTC) residents. Osteoporosis and falls are the leading cause of fractures in LTC homes and 44% of LTC residents are at high risk for fractures. The video series promote exercise and safe movements to prevent falls and fractures in LTC and focuses on personal support workers, physiotherapists & physiotherapist assistants, group exercise trainers (e.g., fitness instructors, kinesiologists) and restorative care staff. The LTC video series can be viewed at: www.osteoporosis.ca or www.gerascentre.caWatch video
LTC Fracture Prevention Quick Reference Guide
This 2-page quick reference guide is a tool that provides a quick summary of information including Fracture Risk Assessment on Admission and Fracture and Fall Prevention Strategies for residents living in long-term care environments.View PDF
LTC Therapy Tool
The Long Term Care Safe Administration Therapy Tool for osteoporosis was revised in May 2018 by the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and GERAS Centre for Aging Research to include recent changes to the Limited Use Codes.