RESOURCES | Practitioners
We’ve collected up a number of resources that are helpful for health care practitioners who are interested in learning more about fall prevention. We are currently adding to this list, so check back often.
January 28–31, 2019 | Exercise Programming for Older Adults
Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging | Details »
Help older adults find strength and balance and prevent falls—learn how to teach fitness courses for seniors. All courses take place at Shannon Oaks Retirement Home (2526 Waverley Ave.,Vancouver). View the list of courses.
Those working with older adults in long-term care, acute care, and home care will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. Learn how to design, implement, and evaluate a falls prevention program. Facilitated instruction leads you through a process to develop strategies and interventions; to apply current programs; and to understand the reliability and validity of existing resources and tools for screening and assessing fall risk. LEARN MORE
Fall Prevention & You (Vancouver Coastal Health)
“Everybody Falls Sometime”: An Introduction to the Prevention of Falls and Injuries in Long-Term Care
A 7-minute film that provides insight into falls in long term care settings. This film features interviews with older adults who have experienced falls, and the long-term care staff who work to prevent them.
Evidence from Real-Life Falls: How to Manage Risk and Prevent Injuries in Long-Term Care
A 12-minute film that showcases four fall case studies. These are presented by fall injury experts and are accompanied by video-captured footage of falls. This film highlights evidence-based practice recommendations.
Aging is a Contact Sport – Hip Protector Education
In addition to the video below, you can also visit www.agingisacontactsport.com to learn more about hip protectors. Looking for research about hip protectors? Visit our research section for more information.