We are creating change in long-term care
The Ontario LTC Strategy has pioneered the implementation of a multifaceted osteoporosis knowledge translation (KT) model to deliver best-evidence practices in long-term care homes. This model validated educational and quality improvement strategies to improve practices in long-term care by interdisciplinary teams.
An interdisciplinary, multifaceted KT intervention that improved vitamin D and calcium prescription uptake in LTC homes in Ontario
A KT intervention targeting interdisciplinary teams in 50 LTC homes across Ontario, to improve appropriate osteoporosis prescribing and identification of frail older adults
A study designed to explore which factors, identified from MDS-RAI items are associated with incident fracture in one year among long-term care residents
Polypharmacy and medication interaction are common challenges in LTC. Learn more about studies that reviewed appropriate prescribing and management of medications for older adults in long-term care.
Knowledge Translation Strategies for Implementation of Guidelines
Did You Know?
According to the Canadian Institute of Health Information, 2/3 of Canadians 65+ who live in LTC homes take 10 or more prescription drugs.