Implementing and sustaining evidence-based practices in long-term care.

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The following resource is designed to assist Long-Term Care (LTC) homes with the implementation of the Prevention of Falls and Fall Injuries in the Older Adult Best Practice Guideline. Documents found in this resource are evidence-based, but it is not a program plan. Each LTC home is unique and each home is in various stages of guideline implementation. LTC homes are advised to use the resource at their discretion. For those resources that have copyright notations, it is recommended that LTC homes obtain permission from the primary author prior to implementing them within their setting. The Toolkit is a dynamic resource, and is being updated and revised on a regular basis by the LTC Best Practices Program team. Visit this site often to see what's new!

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LTC Series – PSWs: Practicing Sit to Stands Daily – Geras Centre YouTube Video

LTC Series - Personal Support Worker: Practicing Sit to Stands Daily is a two and a half minute Osteoporosis Canada video discusses and demonstrates how to do daily sit to stand exercises for long term care residents.

Osteoporosis Canada. [GERAS Centre]. (2018, Feb 8). LTC Series - Personal Support Worker: Practicing Sit to Stands Daily [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUWg3x6LUgU

 

Frailty eLearning Module

This online eLearning module provides the learner background information about causes and risk factors for falls. Reviews both extrinsic and intrinsic risk factors for falls, as well as the interdisipdisciplinary health care team that can be utilized to prevent falls in the geriatric population. Registration is required to access the eLearning Modules.

RGPs of Ontario. (n.d.). Frailty e-Learning Module. [e-learning]. http://www.regionalhealthprogramsww.com/frailtymodules/register/

 

Vision's BPSO journey in implementing the Prevention of Falls in the Elderly

Webinar Presentation by Vision Nursing Home's Kathleen Waller, BPSO Lead and Charge Nurse An overview of Vision Nursing Home's journey through their BPSO year one candidacy while implementing the Best Practice Guideline on Prevention of Falls and Fall Injuries in the Older Adult. It highlights strategies and processes during implementation and for sustainability, includes challenges and successes, data collection, monitoring and evaluation.

Kathleen Waller. [Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario]. (2016, Jan 28). Best Practice Spotlight Organization's journey in implementing the Prevention of Falls in the Elderly best practice guideline. [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/gSqA_7fduWA

 

Fall Prevention Community of Practice Loop

Fallsloop is a free online communication platform for the virtual Falls community of practice (CoP). Practitioners, caregivers, researchers, older adult groups and policy planners working for the health and care of older adults come together to exchange information to problem solve and learn to implement evidence-informed and promising fall prevention practices. Register to join the Falls CoP and access free webinars and resources.

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (n.d.) Fall Prevention Community of Practice Loop. Retrieved from www.fallsloop.com

Osteoporosis Long-Term Care

This website is a source of information created for Ontario Long-term care homes regarding osteoporosis and fracture prevention. It includes resources, tools and the recommendations for preventing fractures in long-term care.

Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences (GERAS). (n.d.). Osteoporosis Long-Term Care. Retrieved from https://www.gerascentre.ca/osteoporosis-strategy-for-long-term-care/ 

 

AdvantAge Ontario Fall Prevention and Management Program - Policy, Procedures and Training Package

This document contains sample program objectives, policy, procedures, staff training materials and tools related to fall prevention. (Member login is not required. The documents may be accessed by scrolling to the bottom of page.)

Ontario Association of Non-profit homes and services for seniors. (2011). OANHSS LTCHA Implementation Member Support Project. Fall Prevention and Management Program: Policy, Procedures and Training Package.

Copyright 2011.

 

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