January 12, 2024
Long-term care (LTC) residents are more dependent, frail and vulnerable, and require more complex care than community-dwelling older adults. Yet many interventions intended to reduce fracture risk are not used consistently in LTC, and clinical practice guidelines for osteoporosis have focused on the care of adults living in the community. This program aims to address existing care gaps by illustrating the application of pharmacological and non-pharmacological fracture prevention recommendations with frail older adults in LTC. After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:
- Assess fracture risk using Fracture Risk Scale
- Apply evidence-based recommendations for fracture prevention in LTC
- Recognize challenges and barriers to implement the recommendations and use enablers
- Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou BScN, MD, MSc, FRCP(C), FACP Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine, McMaster University Executive Director, GERAS Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences
- Dr. Sidney Feldman, MD, CCFP, FCFP Chief, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baycrest Health Sciences Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto Presented in collaboration with the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy.
There is no cost to attend. This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.