Resources for Residents & Families

Fracture Risk Factors for LTC Residents (PDF, 539 KB)

The Summary of Fracture Risk Factors is a resource for family members of LTC residents that quickly highlights key risk factors for fractures.  It helps to categorize long term care residents to determine if they may be at high to very high risk for fractures. The more risk factors a resident has, it may help determine if they are high or very high risk.

Keeping it Together – Osteoporosis Prevention Conversation Tool

OARC and the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy for Long-Term Care recently introduced their new newly developed “Keeping it Together” Resident Conversation Sheet about osteoporosis. Learn more here.

Strategies to Prevent Hip Fracture in Long-Term Care (PDF, 170 KB)

Powerpoint presentation on preventing hip fractures in nursing home residents.

Fracture Risk Factors for LTC Residents (PDF, 414 KB)

The Summary of Fracture Prevention Recommendations is a great resource for family members of LTC residents. It’s a quick tool to understand the recommendations for preventing fractures in long term care. 

Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention Resources for Family Councils (Word, 305 KB)

This resource list is for Family Councils and family members interested in learning more about osteoporosis and fracture prevention in long-term care (LTC) homes in Ontario.

Talk Sheet: Accessing information on osteoporosis and fracture prevention (Word, 102 KB)

This talk sheet is for Family Councils and family members to use to support access to information and gain a better understanding of current knowledge on health issues that affect long-term care (LTC) residents.

Staying Healthy and Safe by Building Stronger Bones (PDF 631 KB)

This book can help you learn about osteoporosis and broken bones, and what you can do to build stronger bones.