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Sunday, November 1, 2015 to Monday, November 30, 2015

November 2015
Creating a movement to prevent falls in older adults

We are pooling our collective efforts to prevent falls and injuries from falls in older adults. In November 2015, let’s raise the profile of falls prevention and encourage everyone to see their part in keeping us all healthy and active as we age. We will produce a toolkit with branded promotional materials, media releases and falls prevention resources to support groups in implementing falls prevention initiatives during the month of November. As a collective, we commit to cross-posting initiatives and working collaboratively to maximize our impact.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Canadian Falls Prevention Audit: April 2015

During the month of April, all acute, long-term care and home care organizations are challenged to audit their established processes for falls prevention and management.

Auditing the process will help to identify areas of excellence and areas for improvements. Measurement is critical in the journey to improve the delivery of safe and effective care for patients, residents and clients.