This inventory of fall prevention resources and learning opportunities is designed to support those who are caring for a loved one living with dementia or cognitive impairment to understand the risks of falls and create plans to reduce the risks. It is a ‘living’ document that should continue to grow as additional resources and learning opportunities are located. The resources that are noted below have been organized by a topic framework and prefaced by description of what the evidence indicates in the references. 38 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

Tues. Nov. 6th, 2pm at The Good Companions Seniors’ Center. Join Simone Dahrouge, PhD as she discusses how patient navigators can help community members access the health resources they need during this Bruyere MED TALKS session. Register at MEDtalkNov6.eventbrite.ca

This online course, separated in six (6) modules, describes the design and function of the Ontario health system to help citizens, patients and caregivers get answers for their health-related concerns and to help them advocate for change when necessary.

This articles dicusses the benefits, recommendations, and tips in using a medical alert system. This article can also be used as a guide for older adults and family members who are considering getting a device, especially for those who are living alone with a chronic condition and/or at risk for a fall. Last reviewed August 2018.

FASTlinks is a series of web-based maps that display links for elder care services in South East Ontario organized into 10 common elder care domains. The 10 domains are organized by function, rather than disease diagnosis. FASTlinks was developed by the CSAH in collaboration with the Aging with Co-morbidities Network.

This webpage showcases innovative examples from municipalities, seniors’ associations and developers.  Last reviewed July 2018.
 

This handout provides an overview of common types of frauds and scams as well as tips to protect older Canadians from this type of abuse. 7 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This handout provides an overview of important points regarding financial abuse. 7 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This handout provides an overview of important considerations when making a will or funeral plans. 7 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

This handout provides an overview of the types of housing available to older Canadians. 7 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

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