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.
Fracture Prevention Toolkit
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]
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.