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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.
The new ‘fall prevention’ guideline intended for primary care practitioners, addresses the evidence-based approach for identification and management of falls risk among community-dwelling older adults.
This guideline facilitates individualized assessment for risk of falling and provides tools (including simple one-minute screening) to manage risk factors for falls among older adults. View the guideline here.
Strategies and Actions for Independent Living (SAIL) Home Activity Program
The SAIL Home Activity Program is a program designed for home and community care clients. Regular physical activity is the best tool to improve health and well-being. The benefits of using the Home Activity Program include improved balance and muscle strength.
Learn more about the SAIL program and training on the University of Victoria Continuing Studies website.
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. This course is available through the University of Victoria starting in May 2020. LEARN MORE
Seniors’ Fall Prevention Resources (Parachute)
Parachute, the national injury prevention organization, has a comprehensive collection of resources related to seniors’ fall prevention.
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.