Resources & Tools

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 determine if they are high or very high risk.

OARC and the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy for Long-Term Care recently introduced their new newly developed “Keeping it Together” Resident Conversation Sheet about osteoporosis. Learn more here.

Powerpoint presentation on preventing hip fractures in nursing home residents.

Click here to download our GERAS Approved hospital bag checklist for older adults preparing for a hospital stay and/or surgery.

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. 

This resource list is for Family Councils and family members interested in learning more about osteoporosis and fracture prevention in long-term care (LTC) homes in Ontario.

This talk sheet is for Family Councils and family members to use to support access to information and gain a better understanding of current knowledge on health issues that affect long-term care (LTC) residents.

This book can help you learn about osteoporosis and broken bones, and what you can do to build stronger bones. 

Online Resources

Alzheimer Society of Ontario

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario can help you by providing information, resources, support, and education on Alzheimer’s. We recommend exploring the ‘About Dementia’ tab and ‘We Can Help’ tab to learn more about dementia.

Hamilton Council on Aging

The Hamilton Council on Aging provides information and services for the aging population of Hamilton and surrounding areas. Age-friendly communities establish policies, programs, services and infrastructure that support the physical and social environment that is designed to enable older people to live in safety, enjoyment, good health and well-being while continuing to participate in society in meaningful ways. Please explore the website to find out how older adults can benefit from the Hamilton community.

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

The overall goal of the Portal is to ensure you know about and have access to high-quality information that can help you remain healthy, active and engaged as long as possible, and to manage your health conditions. The Portal aims to be a trusted voice on optimal aging for citizens, clinicians, public health professionals and policymakers.

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care provides information and material on long-term care and health services within the province of Ontario.

Ontario Seniors Secretariat

Ontario Seniors Secretariat offers policy and program initiatives that help improve the quality of life of seniors, and undertakes public education efforts for and about seniors. Please refer to the tabs on the left-hand side as well as the ‘Top Resources’ section towards the bottom of the home page for information on retirement homes, finances, health and wellness, and more.

Osteoporosis Canada

Osteoporosis Canada offers a number of resources for osteoporosis including treatment, how to exercise and stay nutritious, facts & statistics, and what to do after you’ve fractured a bone. Upon visiting the site, please refer to the first main tab ‘Osteoporosis & You’ and its drop down menu options, and the second main tab ‘Programs & Resources’, and the first four drop down menu option.

Regional Geriatric Program (RGP)

Regional Geriatric Programs (RGPs) provide a comprehensive network of specialized geriatric services which assess and treat functional, medical, and psychosocial aspects of illness and disability in older adults who have multiple and complex needs. Working in collaboration with primary care physicians, community health professionals, and others we seek to meet the needs of the most frail and vulnerable seniors.