Current evidence is essential to understanding the issue. This is your first stop to access key publications and documents to inform your work.
Alberta Health Services Falls Risk Management Post-Falls Review (2014)
The review describes the elements required for a post‐falls review within a comprehensive falls risk management strategy to support patient safety and quality improvement. A description of each element is provided, along with the planning that needs to occur and links to evidence‐based information and practical tools available to support operational units (site/program/facility/unit) in their strategy development.
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Bruyère Rapid Review: Falls Prevention in Continuing Care (2016)
Fall Prevention and Cognitive Impairment: Inventory of resources and learning opportunities for caregivers (2018)
Falls and Fall Prevention Among Older Adult Indigenous People of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States: A systematic review (2016)
This systematic review presents detailed findings by the four countries represented in this review: Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. The review of 34 articles shows that falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults in Indigenous communities, a pattern also found among non-Indigenous elderly, and the articles provide information on incidence and prevalence, as well as and fall prevention and related risk factors.
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Healthy Aging through Fall Prevention among Older Aboriginal People (2011)
The Centre for Aboriginal Health Research, the Centre of Excellence on Mobility, Fall Prevention and Injury in Aging, the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, the BC Seniors Secretariat, and the University of Victoria Centre on Aging hosted a two-day symposium exploring the elements of an Aboriginal approach to Fall Prevention. The following report summarizes the agenda and rationale for the Symposium, the role of knowledge translation, key themes and emerging discussions, information generated, and suggestions for the next steps for creating an Aboriginal approach to fall prevention.
Indigenous Fall Prevention Symposium Report to the Public Health Agency of Canada (2018)
This report, prepared by Dr. Vicky Scott, presents the Indigenous Fall Prevention Symposium’s findings and recommendations to the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Injury in Review, 2020 Edition: Spotlight on Traumatic Brain Injuries across the Life Course
This report provides national surveillance statistics on head injuries and traumatic brain injuries across the life course, including deaths, hospitalizations and emergency department visits, using data sources including the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database of Statistics Canada; the Hospital Morbidity Database and Discharge Abstract Database of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI); the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System of CIHI; and the Electronic Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program database (eCHIRPP).
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Long-term Care Best Practices Toolkit (2nd edition, 2018): Fall Prevention and Management
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. Provided by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.
Re-shaping the Housing Market for Aging in Place and Home Modifications (2017)
Reducing Falls and Injuries from Falls Getting Started Kit: Evidence Update (2018)
The Falls GSK was developed as part of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute’s signature program, Safer Healthcare Now! The Falls GSK was developed to engage interdisciplinary teams in a dynamic approach for improving quality and safety on the topic of falls prevention.
Seniors’ Falls in Canada (Second report, 2014)
Surveillance report on falls among older adults in Canada (2022)
Clinical Best Practice Guidelines: Preventing Falls and Reducing Injury from Falls (Fourth Edition, 2017)
Customizable ‘Staying Independent Checklist’ (2023)
Customize this Staying Independent Checklist by adding your organization’s logo and website details or leave it as is. The Staying Independent Checklist is a self-screening tool for older adults to find out if they are at risk for falling. Older adults are encouraged to complete the Checklist and to follow-up with their healthcare provider as needed.
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Occupational therapists on home modification teams
Occupational therapy and fall prevention