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.
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.
The Education & Training section has educational resources and links about the care of the elderly for medical students, health professionals pursuing continuing medical education and members of the community in South East Ontario. This section also provides access to teaching resources about the care of the elderly for faculty, staff, teaching assistants and independent trainers.