Osteoporosis Strategy for Long Term Care

About the Strategy

Osteoporosis Strategy for Long-Term Care gives healthcare professionals, seniors, and their families access to quality information and resources regarding osteoporosis and fracture prevention.

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Enhancing opportunities for physical activity among long-term care residents: a narrative review. [McArthur C, 2019 Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management]

Building Capacity in Long-Term Care: Supporting Homes to Provide Intravenous Therapy. [Papaioannou A, et al. 2018]

A scoping review of physical rehabilitation in long-term care: interventions, outcomes, and tools. [McArthur C et al.  2017]

Comparative trends in incident rates for all long-term care and community dwelling seniors in Ontario Canada 2002-2012 [Papaioannou A et al. Osteoporos Int. 2016]

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Why is the FRS important?

  • The FRS is the first tool of its kind developed specifically for the LTC population. It makes assessment for fractures easy
  • Improved quality of life for residents – fractures can have life-changing and debilitating consequences.
  • Improved care to reduce pain, disability, and transfers to hospital.

How can I access the FRS?
The FRS is embedded in MDS 2.0 software as provided by PointClickCare or the LTCF. Ask your software vendor about your home’s FRS implementation status.

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Fracture Prevention Guidelines