This resource provides a guide for patients; the guide for clinicians; an information brief demonstrating why the quality standard is needed; quality improvement tools and resources; and performance indicators to help clinicians and organizations track their progress against the standard.
Home Care Knowledge Network – Canadian Home Care Association
Explore the Knowledge Centre to find tools, educational modules, and informative reports to address more than 70 identified home care challenges. Choose the home care principle, select a specific policy or program issue and download the resource.
Portal for tools and resources – Canadian Patient Safety Institute
CEMFIA represents a unique collaborative of researchers, health care providers and policy makers with a shared goal of improving the health and safety of older British Columbians. Our mandate is to enhance mobility and reduce the risk for falls and fall-related injuries among older British Columbians, in partnership with the BC Fall and Injury Prevention Coalition, the CHHM, the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, University partners, and other fall prevention stakeholders in British Columbia.
Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging – University of Western Ontario
The CCAA is a unique, national research and education centre within the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western. It promotes physical activity and well-being for older adults through a combination of basic and applied research, education, and community-based exercise programs. Its education and leadership training programs instruct thousands of individuals across Canada in standard, evidence-based practices to enhance the functional fitness of older adults at every level of mobility.
Dementia and falls – Canadian Institute for Health Information
A cutting-edge approach to falls management in the home setting, launched by the The Canadian Home Care Association, together with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. Through shared learning, teams from a different jurisdictions and provider types work with each other and recognized safety experts to rapidly test and implement changes that lead to sustained improvement.
Falls Prevention Program – Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
The Falls Prevention Program helps patients prevent falls. At your first visit, you will be seen by a nurse, physiotherapist and doctor to identify why you have been falling. They work with you on your physical abilities, provide you with recommendations for lifestyle changes and discuss with you whether you need to modify your home to make sure you’re safe. In making assessments, they check your balance, mobility, muscle strength and if you have a fear of falling.
Health care and community organizations working together to make exercise more accessible, do-able and fun! The group exercise program is designed by physiotherapists at Toronto Rehab, and led by fitness instructors in community centres across the country, presently in dozens of locations and growing.
Home Modification Council – Canadian Home Builders’ Association
This Council supports many aspects of aging in place for Canada’s seniors and for persons with disabilities and their caregivers, including: appropriate home modifications; appropriate training for renovators; access to occupational therapists, trained architects/designers, and community care professionals; information about disability funding organizations, government loans, grants & tax credits, and assistive device and industry representatives.
Loop is the online communication platform that brings together frontline workers, practitioners, caregivers, researchers and policy planners working for the health and independence of the public through fall prevention. Loop is a place to problem-solve together and discuss how to implement evidence-informed and promising practices.
The Strategies and Actions for Independent Living (SAIL) fall prevention program is an evidence-based fall prevention program designed for community health workers (CHWs) and home health professionals (HHPs) who provide support to clients who receive home support services.
Finding Balance is a falls prevention program that provides seniors and practitioners with the latest information and resources to help seniors live an active and independent lifestyle. The program uses real life strategies that older adults can use to lower their risk of a fall.
Stay On Your Feet® is Western Australia’s falls prevention program for older adults living in the community. Stay On Your Feet® aims to reduce falls and fall-related injuries among older adults living in the community and encourages older adults to feel confident in independent living.
With a vison that all Canadians play a role in preventing falls, Fall Prevention Month’s mission is to equip health and service providers, business, government and academics with the tools to raise awareness and engage their communities in preventing falls and fall-related injuries.