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Assessment and Management Tool – Common Meds and Falls Risk

A quick reference of the common medications and substances associated with increased falls in older adults.

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Assessment and Management Tool – Fear of Falling in Older Adults

The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing developed this reference sheet explaining the use of Falls Efficacy Scale-International Tool, which is a short, easy to administer tool that measures the level of concern about falling during social and physical activities inside and outside the home whether or not the person actually does the activity.

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Assessment and Management Tool – Functional Decline SFH Toolkit

This enhanced processes of care module on functional decline provides information on screening, detecting, preventing, managing, monitoring and evaluation. It was developed under the guidance of the provincial SFH Promising Practices Toolkit Working Group.

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Assessment and Management Tool – MOVE ON Mobility Resources

This portal provides many ready-to-use-resources from the Mobilization of Vulnerable Elders in Ontario (MOVE ON) initiative. The goal of MOVE ON is to implement an evidence-informed early mobilization strategy to prevent functional decline in older patients admitted to hospital.

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Assessment and Management Tool – RNAO’s Preventing Falls and Reducing Injury from Falls

The RNAO developed this learning package for nurses and other healthcare providers providing care to anyone at risk for falls across the health-care continuum, including those living in the community.

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Assessment and Management Tool – The Hendrich II Fall Risk Model

The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing developed this reference sheet explaining the use of the Hendrich II Fall Risk Model. The major strengths of the model are its brevity, the inclusion of “risky” medication categories, and its focus on interventions for specific areas of risk, rather than on a single, summed general risk score.

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Assessment and Management Tool – Timed Up and Go Test

An assessment to detect “fallers”, and those who need evaluation.

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Assessment and Management Tool – SF7 Mobility Toolkit

The SF7 Toolkit supports clinical best practices for healthcare providers across the sectors of care and includes self-management tools for older adults and their caregivers. The toolkit provides a common practice framework that complements the unique skills and practices of the various care providers helping older adults. SF7 focuses on seven clinical areas that support resilience, independence, and quality of life: cognition (particularly delirium), mobility, social engagement, continence, pain, nutrition, and polypharmacy.

The SF7 toolkit is available by individual topic, or bundled together. Click here to access the SF7 Toolkit.

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Patient Resource – You Can Prevent Falls Brochure

A practical fact sheet on falls prevention for older adults, created by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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Presentation – Exercise and Seniors: Your Health Depends on it!

This presentation by Dr. Paul Oh at the sfCare Intersectoral Conference in May 2018 underscores the importance of mobilizing older adults, and provides practical guidance on exercise types and amounts.

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Presentation – Mobility in the ED (JBH)

This presentation explains how to assess mobility and identify some of the common mobility impairments. It also provides an overview of the Seniors Mobile Assess and Restore Team (SMART) at Joseph Brant Hospital.

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For older adults and their family and caregivers who are looking for information about community services and programs including health and wellness, estate and advanced care planning, housing, finances, and transportation, we recommend the Ontario Government’s website Information for Seniors.

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