This report was designed to support the efforts of those who work on research programs and policies to reduce seniors' falls and fall-related injuries. It presents a comprehensive analysis of national data for Canadians age 65+ on fall injuries and deaths, as well as evidence on risk factors and best practices for the prevention of injuries to seniors living in both community and institutional settings. 65 Pages.
This toolkit provides staff in long-term care with the background information and associated tools necessary to prevent, assess and manage falls and injuries in a long-term care setting. It is a companion resource to the Preventing Falls and Injuries in Long-Term Care Resource Manual. 39 Pages.
This resource is intended to be used in conjunction with the Berg Balance Scale, a 14-item performance-based instrument intended to evaluate an individual’s balance and / or response to treatment. 1 Page.
The Timed Up & Go (TUG) test is an assessment that should be conducted as part of a routine evaluation when dealing with older persons to detect fallers and those who need further evaluation of gait or with balance problems. 2 Pages.