Preventing Falls & Fractures

This document provides guidance regarding strategies for the prevention of fractures directed toward interprofessional teams caring for frail older adults in long-term care.

In older adults living in long-term care facilities, fractures cause pain, agitation, immobility and transfer to hospital. Based on systematic reviews of the evidence, this guideline provides recommendations to prevent fractures in this vulnerable group.

This 2 page quick reference guide is a tool that provides a quick summary of information including Fracture Risk Assessment on Admission and Fracture and Fall Prevention Strategies for residents living in long-term care environments.

Available in French and English versions. This 1 page LTC Fracture Prevention Order Set is to be used for all new residents on admission. The Order Set includes History, Diagnostics & Investigations, Osteoporosis Medications, Dietary, and Other Interventions for Fall & Fracture Prevention.
Modèle d’ordonnance – Prévention des fractures dans les établissements de soins de longue durée (PDF, 305 KB)

Instructive PowerPoint Presentation with 55 slides guiding users through the recommendations.