Assessment 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 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.
Assessment Tool – Timed Up and Go Test
An assessment to detect “fallers”, and those who need evaluation.
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Guidelines – 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.
Patient Resource – You Can Prevent Falls Brochure
A practical fact sheet on falls prevention for older adults.
Presentation (slides) – 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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Presentation (slides) – MOVE ON Initiative at SHSC
This presentation provides an overview of the Move On implementation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
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Quick Reference – 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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Toolkit – Functional Decline (MOVE ON)
This reference sheet provides information on the Mobilization of Vulnerable Elders in Ontario (MOVE ON) initiative, including links to resources. 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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Toolkit – Functional Decline (SFH)
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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