LTC Fracture Prevention Toolbox

Osteoporosis Talk Sheet


The Osteoporosis Talk Sheet is a great resource on osteoporosis and fractures for Family Councils and family members to use to support access to information about osteoporosis and fracture prevention. The Talk Sheet is meant to assist a Family Council’s commitment to better understanding, discussing and supporting of osteoporosis and fracture prevention care in their…

Summary of Fracture Prevention Recommendations


 The Summary of Fracture Prevention Recommendations is a great resource for family members of LTC residents. It’s a quick tool to understand the recommendations for preventing fractures in long term care. It focuses on: fracture risk assessment, calcium & vitamin D, exercise, pharmacological therapy and more.

Summary of Fracture Risk Factors


The Summary of Fracture Risk Factors is a resource for family members of LTC residents that quickly highlights key risk factors for fractures. It helps to categorize long term care residents to determine if they may be at high to very high risk for fractures. The more risk factors a resident has, it may help…

Keeping it Together: Osteoporosis Conversation Sheet


Keeping it Together: Osteoporosis Conversation Sheet developed in partnership with the Ontario Association of Residents Council (OARC) provides suggestions on how long term care residents can start conversations about osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention Resource List


The Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention Resource List is an important resource for Family Councils and family members of LTC residents interested in learning more about osteoporosis and fracture prevention in LTC homes in Ontario. It is a resource ideally used with the Talk Sheet to help Family Councils with key information and facts and help…

2015 Osteoporosis LTC Recommendations’ Presentation


The 2015 Osteoporosis LTC Recommendations Presentation informs you how to apply the 2015 Fracture Prevention Recommendations for frail older adults in long-term care;  improve fracture risk assessment and identification of residents at high risk and  how to choose non-pharmacological and pharmacological therapies for residents at high risk of fracture.

2015 Recommendations for Preventing Fractures in LTC


The 2015 Recommendations for Preventing Fracture in Long Term Care, is the first guideline in Canada focused on preventing fractures among the frail and elderly in long-term care, where fractures are much more common than among community-dwelling seniors. Launched in 2015, the Recommendations include an integrated falls and osteoporosis assessment as well as various treatment…

LTC E-learning Module


The Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy for Long Term Care (OOSLTC) in collaboration with the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) has developed a certified webinar program, ‘Clinical Application of the Long-Term Care Fracture Prevention Recommendations for Frail Older Adults.’ The program presents a comprehensive approach to deliver non-pharmacological and pharmacological therapies to reduce immobility, pain and…

Osteoporosis LTC Infographic


Older adults living in long term care are at high risk of fragility fractures. Learn more about fracture cause, fracture risk and human/financial costs associated with fragility fractures in long term care and what the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy for Long Term Care (OOSLTC) is doing to prevent fractures among older adults residing in LTC.

Osteoporosis LTC Video Series


Osteoporosis Canada, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, University of Waterloo and GERAS Centre for Aging Research launched a four-video series earlier this year, aimed at educating health care professionals to prevent falls and fractures for long term care (LTC) residents.   Osteoporosis and falls are the leading cause of fractures in LTC homes and 44% of LTC residents…

LTC Fracture Prevention Quick Reference Guide


This 2-page quick reference guide is a tool that provides a quick summary of information including Fracture Risk Assessment on Admission and Fracture and Fall Prevention Strategies for residents living in long-term care environments.

LTC Fracture Prevention Order Set


LTC Therapy Tool


The Long Term Care Safe Administration Therapy Tool for osteoporosis was revised in May 2018 by the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and GERAS Centre for Aging Research to include recent changes to the Limited Use Codes.

Keeping it Together: Osteoporosis Conversation Sheet


Keeping it Together: Osteoporosis Conversation Sheet developed in partnership with the Ontario Association of Residents Council (OARC) provides suggestions on how long term care residents can start conversations about osteoporosis.